The Man with Two Hats (Two Photographs)

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This statue commemorates the liberation of Holland by Canadian troops in WWII. It stands on the edge of the park where the majority of the Annual Tulip Festival is held. Another copy of the statue is in Apeldorn in Holland. I am sure the statue is meant to symbolize the lasting friendship between Canada and the Netherlands but the plaque says nothing about the symbolism. However on a day becoming increasingly gloomy it reminded me of this quote by Lord Grey, UK Foreign Minister on the eve of WWI “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

3 responses

  1. Luckily we did see the lights again! The Netherlands will celebrate veterans’ day next month and we celebrated liberation day last month! Interesting those two statues.

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    June 17, 2017 at 1:33 am

  2. Indeed!

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    June 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

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