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Remembrance Moments - Netherlands

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Remembrance Moments - Netherlands

Remembrance Moments Canada Remembers the Liberation of the Netherlands

Image of a Dutch street

V-E Day, May 8, 1945

Destruction of a city, buildings are reduced to rubble

A tank drives through a city in which many buildings are damaged

Tanks drive through a city

The war in Europe is over

A large crowd of Dutch people celebrate in the street

Millions celebrate

Canadian soldiers walk past civilians

Canadian soldiers walk together single file

including Canadian soldiers

A number of tanks drive past

A tank fires off a single shell

German soldiers man an automatic rifle

who bravely fought for months

Soldiers standing in amongst the trees fire their rifles

A line up of tanks fire off rounds

A shell from heavy artillery hits the ground causing dirt to fly

in fierce battle in Northwest Europe

Two tanks fire shots

In a field, a shell hits the ground causing an explosion

Soldiers sit on the ground, hands up in surrender

to defeat the enemy

Soldiers run in single file, hands on the back of their heads

Tanks drive down a city street

Dutch people celebrate, waving and cheering

and liberate the Netherlands

Soldiers carry a body on a stretcher

More than 7,600 Canadians die

City and homes are in complete ruins

in the struggle to free the Dutch people

Young malnourished children sit outside

who had suffered years of deprivation

Modern day Canada, people celebrate waving flags and shaking hands with Veterans

Over 70 years later, the Dutch people have never forgotten.

Tulips outside of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Every spring, tulips bloom in our nation’s capital

Large patch of red tulips

A gift of the Dutch people

Canadian headstones at a Dutch cemetery

And, to this day, the Dutch lovingly tend the graves of the Canadians who fell in the fight for freedom. #RememberThem

Military personnel standing at attention for a moment of silence during a Remembrance Day ceremony

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Liberation of the Netherlands

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Veterans Affairs Canada
September 12, 2016

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