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The Netherlands Liberated in 1944/1945

Next Crown Year 2019/2020


1 April 2015: Commemorations at Doetinchem

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Next to ’s Heerenberg commemorations were held at Doetinchem at the Sherman tank and the Canada Park as well as near the monument at the Town Hall.

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Coffee and tea in the tent at the Canada Park was accepted gratefully. This was a moment to dry up a bit. The Colour Party of RCL005 and the Apeldoorn Pipes and Drums led by Piet Polderdijk accompanied us from the commemoration in the Canada Park to the centre of Doetinchem. The Mayor of Doetinchem gave speeches at the the Canada Park and the monument in the city centre. The whole group crossed the “oude IJssel” using a pontoon bridge. There were heavy winds causing the bearers to use two hands to hold the Colours.

Doetinchem foto 4                                                               Doetinchem foto 5Many school children were invited at the ceremonies and the crossing over the “oude IJssel”. Having had a long and sometimes very wet day eventually everyone went home.