Speech by Søren Pape Poulsen
on 25 May 2013
at the Memorial stone
to 7 airmen of LAN R5679 På
14 JUN 2013
Mayor Søren Pape
Poulsen, the Municipality of Viborg, delivered a short speech as
On a day like this it is hard to imagine that dramatic events took place in this area more than 70 years ago.
On a day like today history becomes so vivid and close that you nearly sense it. Feel the intensity, the excitement and the fear that is part of the war.
I and my generation have had the privilege never to experience World War 2.
That is why to us war easily becomes
something very remote
something we watch on TV
something that solely happens outside the frontiers of this country
but that is why it is so important that we
have people who take care that we remember, as we do here today. That we
keep the story that was written, when
On behalf of the Town Council of Viborg I
thank the originators of the project that with this memorial stone at
Grønhøj Kro we have an occasion to remember