This copper pillar is six metres high and grows to ten metres in full sunshine. An eternal flame burns at its top. Freedom Fire, a monument for Prince Bernhard, will finally be erected, five years later than planned.
Subsequently, an alternative location was found: the pavement outside student society Ceres where Prince Bernhard officiated at the march past every Liberation Day. But a complaint was lodged against the application for a construction permit. It has been made known today that this complaint has been squashed by the administrative judge in Arnhem.
The municipality of Wageningen is wasting no time to make its next move. It will start preparation work in two weeks' time so that the pillar will definitely be placed in April 2011. Unless, of course, someone takes the matter to a higher court.