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75 years liberation - CANADAYS celebration weekend - Bergen op Zoom

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:23 pm
by Temujin
I just received this e-mail and photo’s from a friend of mine, who lives in the Netherlands, and thought I would share with all




Dear friends,

This weekend marks 75 years of liberation in my home town 'Bergen op
Zoom'. Of course this has been remembered, and celebrated.

Since we were liberated by the Canadian Soldiers, they have named the
weekend 'CANADAYS'.

We visited the parade today. It was beautiful wheather. Saw:

- air show including spitfires

- Several Music Corps from Canada

- More than 100 vehicles including Jeeps, Trucks, Shermans, Wolverines,
Bren Carriers end Sextons.

Tomorrow there will be some commemorations on the cemetary, some events
in town including theatre and cinema.

Ive included some pics for your reference.

I will link you to Youtube as soon as contributions come up (none there yet)

'We will remember'

Thanks and best regards
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Re: 75 years liberation - CANADAYS celebration weekend - Bergen op Zoom

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:28 pm
by Temujin
UPDATE:

My friend sent me these links to Youtube video’s of the parade and events. He said that an estimated 30,000 people attended the events over the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGDCuGSlr6w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvyDWKfncio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E2EZ38rmHk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIfDx-y5qzo