Memorial in Someren

The monument 'Today has a lot of yesterday' in Someren is a black marble memorial stone, consisting of five linked columns. On four of these columns are bronze memorial plaques that have been broken. The left column contains a bronze shield with a Dutch soldier in battle dress in relief. Also on the shield are two heraldic coats of arms. 
The inscription on the front of the monument reads: 

'TODAY 
HAS A LOT 
OF 
YESTERDAY 

FOR THOSE WHO KILLED 
BY WAR 
AND 
BIG intolerance.' 

The text on the back of the monument reads: 

'THE WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER AND WANT TO LOOK BACK, 
DO NOT KNOW WHERE HE WANT TO GO.'

The text on the shield on the left side of the monument reads: 

'1945-1950 

DUTCH INDIA 

23-7-1925 JA SONNEMANS 3-1-1947 + 
25-5-1928 JMVD BOMEN 24-10-1948 + 
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The monument 'Today has a lot of yesterday' in Someren is a black marble memorial stone, consisting of five linked columns. On four of these columns are bronze memorial plaques that have been broken. The left column contains a bronze shield with a Dutch soldier in battle dress in relief. Also on the shield are two heraldic coats of arms. 
The inscription on the front of the monument reads: 

'TODAY 
HAS A LOT 
OF 
YESTERDAY 

FOR THOSE WHO KILLED 
BY WAR 
AND 
BIG intolerance.' 

The text on the back of the monument reads: 

'THE WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER AND WANT TO LOOK BACK, 
DO NOT KNOW WHERE HE WANT TO GO.'

The text on the shield on the left side of the monument reads: 

'1945-1950 

DUTCH INDIA 

23-7-1925 JA SONNEMANS 3-1-1947 + 
25-5-1928 JMVD BOMEN 24-10-1948 + 
21-11-1928 WAVD MOOSDIJK 22-12-1948 + 
28-5-1928 HP SWINKELS 19-6-1949 + 
19-10-1925 J. DONKERS 26-6-1949 + 
13-3-1927 WJ MAAS 27-6-1949 + 
21- 6-1927 GMFJ HATS 9-7-1949 +.

THEY DID NOT RETURN.' 

The text on the right side of the monument reads: 

'SOMEREN VICTIMS WWII 

GC AARTS A. DE BODT F. VAN DE BOGAART W. BOTS-HARKS H. VAN BREE-VAN HORRIK JP VAN DOORN H. DRIESSEN PN VAN EIJK H. FRENKEN AM THE GIT OF ANGELS Q DE GIT WH HOEBEN J. KEIJSERS JM KUSTERS-BREWERS LG VAN DE LAAR J. LEMMEN W. LEMMEN C. VAN ROOIJ J.TH.E. ROOIJMANS PJC SMULDERS, MAYOR H. VAN DE FORT M. VOSSEN JJG VOSSEN P.TH. FOXES.' 

Symbolism;
The five linked columns symbolize the five war years and the five nationalities of the Allies. The broken memorial plaques symbolize the lives of the war victims who were abruptly ended. The fifth column represents the future; don't let this record break. Tolerance is the beginning of peace and freedom. Even now, we must be alert to signs in society that endanger our freedom and tolerance. 

The monument of the Old East Indies Foundation is integrated on the side of the left column. This bronze shield was placed on the facade of the town hall in 1998 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the decision of the Dutch government to act militarily in the Dutch East Indies.

Location; 
The monument is placed in front of the town hall, located at Wilhelminaplein in Someren. 
Groups commemorated: Soldiers in the service of the Ned. Could. after 1945, Allied soldiers, Soldiers in the service of the Dutch. Could. 1940-1945, Civilian Victims, Persecuted Netherlands, Resistance Netherlands 
Designer: Cees Verhagen 
Unveiled: September 19, 2004

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Address:
Wilhelminaplein
5711 EK Someren
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