Today it is exactly 70 years ago that the Netherlands were liberated from five years of oppression and terror by the German occupiers. Thousands of Canadian, British, American, French and Dutch soldiers gave their lives to liberate people most of them had never seen.
Each year on the 4th of May the Dutch nation remembers the fallen – both in Europe and in the Far -East – with a national ceremony at Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Precisely at 20.00 hrs. the whole nation observes two minutes of silence to commemorate those who gave up their lives to ensure we could live in freedom….
May we never forget them!