Princess Margriet has a message for Canada

Today it is Liberation Day in the Netherlands and it is also Dutch Heritage Day in Canada Day. We consider 75 years of liberation. Unfortunately, this year due to the Coronavirus it is not possible for many veterans to be at the events, therefore Princess Margriet had a video message special for the Canadian veterans.

In the message, the Princess says that she and her husband were looking forward to the meet the Canadian, but that we still have to be patient until it is safe again. She further points out that Canada showed hospitality to her family during the Second World War and also played an important role in the liberation of the German occupation. She underlines the good relationship between the Netherlands and Canada and talks about the handing over of the ‘Liberation75’ tulip bulbs last year.

She concludes the message with the wish that the hope to meet the Canadian in good health in the near future, in better times. And conclude with a thank you to Canada

2 thoughts on “Princess Margriet has a message for Canada

  • 22 July 2020 at 12:24 am

    We are grateful to the Canadians, but what about the American
    Soldiers who also died fighting for the freedom of our country.
    Not a word about the American Soldiers? I live in the US now, and have actually met 2 American Veterans who fought in the Netherlands. They live in the same town as I. They are going now,
    but it would have been nice to also recognize the American Veterans as well as the Canadians.

    • 24 July 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you for your comment.
      The reason why this video message is especially for Canadian veterans is that Princess Margriet was born there. During the German occupation, they lived there with her parents and sisters. Other countries that have contributed to the liberation have received attention at other times.
      For example, King Willem-Alexander attended the commemoration on Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten on may this year.

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