Liberation Day the 5th of May.

History of Sorts

On the 5th of May 1945 the whole of the Netherlands was liberated, with the exception of Texel an island in the North West. The southern provinces had already been liberated in September 1944. But because the failed’Operation Market Garden’ the northern provinces remained occupied until the 5th of May.

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I am not going to write too much in today’s blog. Just a poem and pictures of the day, since a picture paints a thousand words.

My young friend, you sacrificed your live selflessly for my freedom.

We never met but yet your act of valour has changed my life.

My young friend, I thank you for it is because of you I am here.

Often I ponder why you did what you did so that I can thrive.

From afar you came to deliver us from evil.

And evil you witnessed all around you.

Leaving a safe place just…

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