The 25.000th bottle of Airborne Beer was presented at the Airborne Museum on Thursday 27 June 2019.
In his speech, Gerrit said he was touched by the great amount of trust, not just from the organisations involved but also from the many buyers whose combined spending amounted to 20.000 Euros. In the early years, the money entrusted to the project was paid to Stichting Lest we forget. However, Airborne Beer buyers never saw any tangible result from their spending. This has changed, thanks to the various gifts to the Museum and later also to Stichting Liberation Route Europe.
In anticipation of the 75th remembrance of the liberation of Western Europe, a voucher for 2.500 Euros was also presented, in addition to the anniversary bottle.
In her word of thanks, director Sarah Heijse said: ‘We, the museum, are extremely grateful for this fantastic amount. These 2.500 Euros will be spent on the refurbishment of the educational room, where we receive groups from primary and secondary education’.