This is the Berlage bridge in Amsterdam which I pass very often on my way to my daughter who lives close by. It is a historical bridge because the liberation of Amsterdam, seventy years ago in May 1945, started here with the Canadian soldiers rolling in with their tanks and trucks.
Rumours had gone around they were coming and a huge crowd of excited people had been waiting to welcome our liberators. The Canadians have always been special for us since then. Many girls married a handsome Canadian soldier and emigrated to Canada as a niece of my mother did too. In the fifties many Dutch left our destroyed country and emigrated to Canada for a better life. I read a nice post of fellowblogger and Dutch/Canadian Rick de Zoete of "All Nature Sings" about his present in kindergarten at the celebration of 10 years liberation in the Netherlands before he emigrated to Canada. So today May 5th we celebrate our 70th liberation day.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"