Celebrating Dutch-American Heritage Day!

Today we celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day in the U.S.! President Bush declared this day in 1991 to honor the long standing friendship between the United States and The Netherlands. (Read President Bush’s Proclamation here from November 14, 1991 declaring November 16, 1991 officially as “Dutch-American Heritage Day”.) Don’t confuse this with …

Reflecting on a Visit to the American Military Cemetery in The Netherlands

Today is Veteran’s Day in the States and it brings back many memories of my visit to the The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial near Maastricht (in the south of The Netherlands). My husband took me to see the memorial during one of my first trips to The Netherlands …

Liberation Day

Liberation Day is celebrated by the Dutch on May 5. Also known as Freedom Day, this historic day commemorates the end of WWII in the Netherlands. Even though the war wasn’t over in the rest of Europe, the Germans surrendered here on May 5, 1945 in Wageningen at the Hotel …