Freedom Day 2014

b2ap3_thumbnail_bevrijdingsdag-logo.jpgOn May 5th Liberation day is celebrated in the Netherlands – after the night before people stood still to remember those that gave their lives in the fight for freedom. Freedom day is actually a better translation – as this day is to celebrate freedom. It is a great tradition – to remember and to celebrate, to have two days that put freedom into the centre – every year again.

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Remembrance Day

b2ap3_thumbnail_dodenherdenking500.jpgMay 4th is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands, a day to remember the people killed in World War II. It is good to see that even now, nearly 70 years after the end of the war, this day is still alive. Many people join one of the many ceremonies all over the country and respect the two minutes of silence at 8 p.m.

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Freedom day

Today the Netherlands is celebrating liberation day. Originally a day to celebrate the liberation from the German occupation at the end of World War II this day is now a day to celebrate freedom - Freedom day!

A day to remember that freedom is not given. What a great day to have - a day to celebrate freedom and to realise that is important to protect it and to fight for it.

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