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woensdag 9 mei 2012

Remembrance of the dead and liberation day 4th and 5th of May.

It has been quite a while since I posted a new entry. You obviously know why that is. My knee is getting a little bit better now, but I still have issues getting through the day without pain. Enough with the knee story, now it's time for some pictures!

First of all let me tell you about the 4th of May. It is a national day of remembering the casualties of WWII. At 20:00 we keep 2 minutes of silence, and that also means that if you are driving you pull over to the side of the road. We literary drop everything that we are doing. This event always makes me cry, because I have seen plenty of documentaries to know what happened during 1938 till 1945. My grandparents told me several stories of people being shot or getting deported to a camp. Something like that should never ever happen again! Sadly enough there are still so many wars going on, it makes you wonder will people ever learn?

On the 5th of May we celebrate our freedom! All over Holland are activities and festivals going on. The entrance to them is always free. Most of the times there are volunteers who make the festivities happen. This year we (Wesley, Diablo and me) went to Liberty Park Beekbergen. (click on the link to see the site)

I finally got to meet Lindsay and miss Lola Lamour! Both of them are true sweethearts <3 We got asked to take our picture many times haha! I felt like a forties movie star. Lola performed at the old people's home, and it was such a treat to see and listen to her. The grandpa's and grandma's all seemed to enjoy it very much. Later on we had to serve food for the volunteers or as we like to call them, the troops! What a wonderful day, and I hope to see both of them again very soon.

All photo's below are made by Robin Peterman (Lindsay's boyfriend and photographer except the one with the 'Canadian')

Photo's below made with camera of Ido Oosterhout

1 opmerking:

  1. Thank you for the great post and the information about this important day! As usual, wonderful photos!