Thursday, May 6, 2010

What do Edmonton, Alberta; and The Netherlands have In Common?

"Edmonton veterans mark liberation of Netherlands"
Edmonton Journal (May 5, 2010)

" 'We cannot thank you enough,' Mandel tells soldiers

"The city marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War with a parade of veterans in downtown Edmonton on Wednesday.

"At 11:30, both past and present members of the Canadian Forces, with vehicles both new and antique, marched from 103rd Street, along Jasper Avenue, to Churchill Square.

"Veterans were awarded medallions in recognition of their service...."

My guess is that the Edmonton Journal is talking about Edmonton, Alberta. The references to Jasper Avenue and Churchill Square seem to make more sense that way. There's another Edmonton in Ontario, though - but that isn't really the point of the article, I think.

Canada, along with quite a few other nations, was very involved in World War II. I'm glad to read that soldiers who fought in that war are still recognized: and that The Netherlands seems to be still, on the whole, glad that the Allies won.

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