The well-known British Airborne organisation The Arnhem Boys will offer hundreds of Airborne Tulips as part of the recently launched Airborne Tulips Memorial Appeal on Tuesday 1 November 2022, to the pupils of Montessori College Arnhem. The plan is to plant the tulips, which have the familiar colour of The Parachute Regiment, in the garden around the Montessori College Arnhem on the Utrechtseweg. The school will receive the floral tribute as thanks for the annual participation of the pupils and their teachers, in the Airborne commemoration at the nearby Nassauplein in the Lombok district. Invited by the Comité Airborne Herdenking Arnhem-West, Montessori College Arnhem takes part in the commemoration in memory of the British paratroopers and Arnhem civilians, who died fighting during the Battle of Arnhem in and around the Utrechtseweg and in Lombok.
With their Airborne Tulips Memorial Appeal, The Arnhem Boys want to keep alive the memory of all Allied soldiers, who fought during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. In doing so, according to this Manchester, UK-based organisation, the involvement of young people in particular is of great importance in keeping the history of the Battle of Arnhem alive.
On behalf of The Arnhem Boys and the Airborne Tulips Memorial Appeal, Ms Amanda Slotboom will present the tulips to the pupils and headmaster of Montessori College Arnhem on Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 14.00. The festive handover will take place at the MCA building, Utrechtseweg 174, Arnhem.