In my opinion, courage is not just a word. It means: acting, despite fear. Acting to save others, to fight injustice, to resist oppression. Acts of courage should thus be remembered, and most important: the men and women that payed the ultimate price for their bravery.
Therefore, I decided to erect a monument for the courageous crew of Dakota FZ 626. So we can show our children that our freedom is built on the courage of others. As the ancient Greek General Thucydides said: 'The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage'.
Guido van Diermen, December 2017