‘Pause to reflect on what’s going on’, Videoland calls on to its subscribers. If you don’t watch live TV tonight, you may miss the moment of the commemoration. The streaming service wants to prevent that.
“We often do not think about how good we have it. We talk about the best match for the Bachelor and who goes on a date in Temptation, as if it is the most important thing in the world,” spokesperson Marieke Saly told EditieNL. “We live in freedom, let’s reflect on that today and take a break tonight at 8 p.m. Remember and enjoy the moments with each other, without screens, without us.”
Do not order
But we are also called to commemorate in other ways. For example, the NS stops the trains at 8 p.m. and delivery service Gorillas calls on its employees to stop working for two minutes during the commemoration. “In addition, there is a banner in the app that customers cannot order between 19:58 and 20:02. We ask riders who are already on the road to stand by the road and not to drive.”
Delivery service Deliveroo has also emailed its deliverers to draw their attention to this: when you go out on the road, know that at 20:00 there will be a 2-minute silence.
According to the National Committee for 4 and 5 May, all these initiatives are very valuable. “It is really good that this is happening,” Gerben van den Berg tells EditieNL.
“The National Commemoration is a unique moment that we have together in the Netherlands. That we stand for two minutes and commemorate victims of the Second World War. And above all realize that we can live in a free country. It is very good that people from all sides engaged in this, and that the commemoration is supported by the whole of society.”
The commemoration on the Waalsdorpervlakte can be followed live on RTL4 tonight at 8 p.m. The commemoration on Dam Square can be followed via the NOS.