The new WPF monument in Enschede, NL
Since 21 March 2012 the WPF has been burning in the centre of Enschede in the Netherlands! The monument, a copper lamp on a white stone pedestal, is situated in the winter garden of the residential community ‘De Wonne’. The World Peace Flame is clearly visible from the pavement and is accessible to anyone who wants to visit it.
Over a hundred people were present at the beautiful inauguration ceremony. The World Peace Flame was brought from Den Haag by members of the Foundation Wereldvredesvlam Twente, then transferred to the people who lit the World Peace Flame Twente: Savitri MacCuish (World Peace Flame Foundation), Betty Schutten (De Wonne) and Shridath Salikram (representative of the municipality Enschede). Children from the primary school Wielerbaan read their own texts and poems on peace.
The local poet Moes Wagenaar wrote the following: