VIDEO: National Memorial for flight MH17

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The flag flies at half-staff over the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in honour of the MH17 victims (Photo: Zack Newmark/NL Times). (The flag flies at half-staff over the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in honour of the MH17 victims (Photo: Zack Newmark/NL Times))

The Netherlands is honouring all 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in a memorial service in Amsterdam Monday.

 

  • The ceremony starts at 1 p.m with introductory remarks
  • Remarks by Prime Minister Mark Rutte
  • Performance of “Voor Altijd” by Marco Borsato
  • Funeral offering from two survivors
  • Performance of Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” requiem
  • Funeral offering from a survivor
  • Performance of “Kom dan bij Mij” by Lenette van Dongen
  • Performance of “Pie Jesu” by Maartje Rammeloo, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem
  • All 298 victims will be named by survivors
  • Performance of “Last Post” by horn player Adjutant Officer Hans Flowers of the Royal Air Force
  • Chapel
  • One minute of silence
  • The first stanza of Dutch national anthem Wilhelmus will be played
  • Performance of “Beautiful” by Douwe Bob
  • Eulogy by Jacobine Geel
  • Funeral offering from a survivor
  • Performance of “I Was Here” by Glennis Grace
  • At roughly 2:30 p.m. the ceremony will close

 

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