Sunflowers placed in Hilversum for MH17 memorial - July 17th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@robertbouma) - Credit: Sunflowers placed in Hilversum for MH17 memorial - July 17th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@robertbouma)
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:14
MH17 memorial starts in Hilversum
The commemoration of the victims of the MH17 air disaster started in Hilversum at 09:00 a.m. with bowls of sunflowers set down in front of the St. Vitus church. Hilversum Mayor Pieter Broertjies was present at the start of the memorial, NU reports. Between 11:30 and 12:30 the flowers will be offered to schools and sports clubs that were closely involved with the Hilversum victims of the disaster.
The memorial in Nieuwegein will start at 2:00 p.m this afternoon. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend this memorial, which will be closed to the public. Schiphol Airport has prepared departure hall 3 as a commemoration place that is open to the public.
Broertjes en de pastoor plaatsen zonnebloemen bij Vituskerk in Hilversum ter nagedachtenis aan slachtoffers van MH17 pic.twitter.com/JYVGoIw00A— Frances Brisam (@__Frances) July 17, 2015