Memory.. Little threads that hold life's patches of meaning together. ~ Mark Twain

Friday, May 04, 2007

Remembrance Day

Every year today is Remembrance Day for the Netherlands.

On this day, flags are flown at half-mast. Wreaths are laid on the foot of the National War Memorial monument in Dam Square, Amsterdam. Church bells ring for 15 minutes. Then at 8pm, the entire nation observes a 2-minute silence in remembrance of the Dutch lives lost in the 2nd World War and any other wars after that.

And then tomorrow is Liberation Day where the entire nation celebrates freedom. We are definitely lucky to be in the Netherlands at this time. To be able to witness this 2 very important dates in the Dutch history. And guess what, we're coincidentally heading up to Amsterdam (yes, again!) tomorrow. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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