White Ribbon Mile


In 2021, the White Ribbon Mile will once again be the focus of attention. The path will be open from Monday September 6 to Saturday September 25. On September 25 the event will conclude with a silent march. This will be the official end of a period of commemoration in the community of Renkum.

In connection with the current coronavirus crisis, the silent march is only open to invited guests. This silent march goes from the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in the town of Oosterbeek (the Netherlands) to the monument on the River Rhine where flowers can be placed

Symbolic March

The White Ribbon Mile is a short symbolic walk through the floodplains of the Oude Kerk in Oosterbeek to the memorial monument on the River Rhine. It is a reminder of the routeof that the English and Polish soldiers took after the failure of the Battle of Arnhem. The route of the retreat from Hotel Hartenstein through the woods of Oosterbeek to the floodplains near the Rhine and was marked with a white ribbon. A white ribbon is now only visible in the floodplains during the commemoration period in September.

White ribbon to monument
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