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Bevreidingsdag: The Netherlands

On the 4th May in Holland the Dutch fly the national flag in recognition of those who gave their lives for freedom. 

The following day 5th May is Bevreidingsdag or Freedom Day. The flags are raised in recognition of the end of the war. 

It’s a very important time. An opportunity to reflect. 

Bevreidingsdag The Netherlands
This year it’s seventy years since the end of the war. 
That means it’s seventy two years since my grandfather died. He was forty five. 

He died in the name of freedom. 

Never forget. 


One comment on “Bevreidingsdag: The Netherlands

  1. beeseeker
    May 5, 2015

    Never heard of this before; thank you for enlightening me.

    Liked by 1 person

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