A ceremony with Troop Contributing Partners was held on 12th June 2009 at NATO Headquarters to pay tribute to those who have fallen in NATO operations. The NATO Secretary General, Denmark’s Minister of Defence and the Chairman of the Military Committee unveiled a monument donated by Denmark to honour those who have fallen in the service of the Alliance.
The Secretary General thanked the men and women from Allied and Partner countries who have served and are serving in NATO operations and honoured those who lost their life in the service of the Alliance. “The placement of this monument here, at the entrance to our Headquarters, will be a permanent reminder – not just that they gave their lives so that we could enjoy ours – but also of the consequences of the decisions that we take in this building”, he added.
A wreath was laid in front of the monument and a minute of silence observed throughout the Headquarters.
NATO: Memorial honours those fallen in NATO operations