MagazineJul 23, 2014
Day of Mourning for Flight MH17 in the Netherlands
In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill Wednesday as the remains of some of the victims who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine came home. Two military planes landed in Eindhoven. King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, along with some family members of the dead, waited on the tarmac on a bright, clear day. A trumpet salute was played, and the country held a minute of silence. Television images showed buses stopped along the roads, air traffic around the airport was shutdown, and the only sound to be heard was the hum of engines and the flapping of flags at half-staff. Note: This site might be called TotallyCoolPix, but those who are not new to us this is from our start up days. Nowadays we also post newsworthy images which are nog cool in the slightest.