VEGHEL, Netherlands – 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers honored World War II veterans and the people of Holland Sept. 11 by participating in a commemoration of Operation Market Garden.

“We stand here in Veghel today and across Brabant this week, in remembrance not only of our past, but mindful of our present,” said Col. Ed Matthaidess, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. “Because it was for places like this, and for people like you gathered here today, that the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division fought and died some 78 years ago.”

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