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1999 - the introduction

Gerrit Staal schenkt het eerste biertje in voor burgemeester J.W.A.M. Verlinden

The charitative initiative Airborne Beer came into being on the occasion of the 55th commemoration of the battle. On the 21st August 1999 the then Burgomaster of Renkum, Mr. J.W. Verlinden was presented with the first bottle of Airborne Beer at the Airborne Museum Hartenstein in Oosterbeek.

Here you can read the speech from initiator Gerrit Staal.