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Old 05-05-2008, 10:42 AM
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That last photo is very poignant. It really seems to capture the moment. I always avoided the square because of the crush, but I did camp out in the cafe in the Bijenkorf one year where you get the most amazing view of the entire proceedings!
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:36 AM
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That last photo is very poignant. It really seems to capture the moment. I always avoided the square because of the crush, but I did camp out in the cafe in the Bijenkorf one year where you get the most amazing view of the entire proceedings!
That's a great idea!On crushing,this year there were 25000 attending at the Dam Square!Imagine.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:11 PM
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This is indeed a very moving sight. I shudder to think what our world would be like today if the Nazis had not been defeated.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:35 AM
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HM attended the Liberation Day concert at the Amstel river,Amsterdam last night:

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:01 PM
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I like the balance between the two days. May 3rd is somber and a day of reflection. Then you have the happiness of May 4th.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:08 PM
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I think you got that wrong: on May 4th is the remembrance of all the war victims and May 5th is Liberation Day...
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:50 PM
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This is indeed a very moving sight. I shudder to think what our world would be like today if the Nazis had not been defeated.

I shudder to think of how close they actually came to winning.
Some people don't like referring to WW2 generation as "the greatest generation", but after watching a documentary called "The War" I truly think the title is fitting.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:38 PM
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I think you got that wrong: on May 4th is the remembrance of all the war victims and May 5th is Liberation Day...
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:51 AM
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Sorry,but the ppe pics just arrived today:

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Old 05-13-2008, 09:03 AM
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Parts from the bevrijdingsdagconcert 2008.

The Arabian Dance from Peer Gynt:



A medley wih trombones:



'By Strauss' of Gerschwin:



And finally Bernstein:

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Old 05-13-2008, 03:51 PM
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Oh I loved the concert and the whole atmosphere,should be a obligatory visit for all forum members,wouldn't you agree?
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:00 AM
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Well, for those fortunate enough to live close by yes. Though I tried to go there but it was so busy that I thought I would be wasting my time, as I wasn' t even able to get a glimpse of the stage.

Anyway, do you know if there was any member of the RF at the defile in Wageningen? They had one this year too, look here. Usually Prince Bernhard would be there and last year I think Prof. van Vollenhoven was.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:48 AM
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Well, for those fortunate enough to live close by yes. Though I tried to go there but it was so busy that I thought I would be wasting my time, as I wasn' t even able to get a glimpse of the stage.

Anyway, do you know if there was any member of the RF at the defile in Wageningen? They had one this year too, look here. Usually Prince Bernhard would be there and last year I think Prof. van Vollenhoven was.
Next year we'll go and sit on the Magere Brug at 4PM,with our picknick baskets.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:18 AM
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Remembrance and Liberation Day; May 4th and 5th, 2009

Tomorrow monday may 4th is Remembrance Day.We commemorate the dead of WWII and all
other wars and missions after that,both military and civilian.

A very solemn day,all the more so in light of recent events.Allthough
they were no victims related to war,they too were innocent and it would
be impossible not to think of them as well.

HM has choosen to attend as She traditionally does,accompanied by TRH
The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima.

They will attend the National Remembrance service at the Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam,
after which HM and The Prince of Orange will lay a wreath at the National Monument
at the Dam square at a few minutes before 20.00PM.
At 20.00PM 2 minutes silence will be observed.

Wreaths will be layed by survivors of WWII,Government,Military,the merchant fleet
and all kinds of organisations among them gypsy and gay organisations.

After that ceremony HM and TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will walk passed the wreaths.

As usual there will be tens of thousands in attendance on Dam Square,
this year,in light of events,more are expected as a token of support and
genuine love for our Royal Family.This perticular ceremony is the most solemn
on both the Royal and our own agendas.Flags fly at halfmast that day.

Pieter van Vollenhoven will attend the solemn ceremony at the Military Field of Honour at the Grebbeberg.
The venue of fierce fighting in WWII in the days before the dutch troops there had to surrender in may 1940.

Tuesday may 5th we celebrate the Liberation and the surrender of the Germans and Japanese
here and in the former Dutch East-Indies,present day Indonesia.

It always is a day of great festivities simular to those on Queensday.

HM The Queen will attend the Liberation Day concert at the Amstel river,
Amsteram in the evening.The program of the music has been adjusted,a
more solemn programme will be performed due to the tragedy on Queensday.

Pieter van Vollenhoven will attend celebrations in the city of Wageningen,
the city was the venue of the official surrender
of the german occupying forces on my 5th 1945.

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As usual there will be tens of thousands in attendance on Dam Square,
this year,in light of events,more are expected as a token of support and
genuine love for our Royal Family.This perticular ceremony is the most solemn.

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Thanks for all the info Lucien. After the Queen´s Day incident I hope they can spend in peace this celebration.

Btw, is this day most solem than the Prinsjedag?
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for all the info Lucien. After the Queen´s Day incident I hope they can spend in peace this celebration.

Btw, is this day most solem than the Prinsjedag?
Remembrance certainly is yes,we remember the dead and the cermonies are far more solemn.And rightfully so.
Prinsjesdag is when we hear about the next rise in taxes.That is different,one can not really compare the two.
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or about the lowering of taxes, it is the proposal of next years budget Prinsjesdag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Remembrance certainly is yes,we remember the dead and the cermonies are far more solemn.Prinsjesdag is when we hear about the next rise in taxes.That is different,one can not really compare the two.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for all the info Lucien. After the Queen´s Day incident I hope they can spend in peace this celebration.

Btw, is this day most solem than the Prinsjedag?
Images of previous years as the Nation Commemorates their dead due to wars and missions abroad on this most solemn day on our National agenda.

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Thank you for the info Lucien
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 AM
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There's less space at the Dam Square for the public tonight due to the stricter security that is in place in light of the tragedy in Apeldoorn.

Still,there's more then enough room left for all in the surrounding areas.
This was announced by the Mayor of Amsterdam,Job Cohen,this morning.

There are more people then usual expected at tonights ceremonies.
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