In the Netherlands, the white flower is a symbol of thanks to veterans.

Each year, the Netherlands holds veterans’ day to honour veterans of all Dutch military campaigns. Every city has an event especially for the city’s veterans. This year, Emma will sing for veterans from her home town of Leiden. The City Council of Leiden are providing a dinner for the city’s veterans, after which Emma will give a short recital with organist Brian Fieldhouse. She will sing well-known British songs including “Jerusalem,” “I vow to thee my country,” “Land of Hope and Glory,” and of course “We’ll meet again.” This is a wonderful occasion to thank the veterans for their service and for risks they took.

This is a private event for veterans and their carers.