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For the 25th time ...

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Dutch school kids remember and pay their respects to the Canadian soldiers that liberated their country... 

By lighting up their graves with candles...

Here's a video ...

 

Now I knew this was happening each and every year 'round Christmas, but just now I learned how this tradition started:  A woman discovered a Finnish name on one of the stones, and she was familiar with a Finnish tradition... so, that's how it started 25 years ago, not just for that one Finnish name, but for all of the others resting there, all 1394 of them...

 

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(Here's a link to a post I created nearly a year ago, a visit by my mom and me, to that very same cemetery... just for reference)

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That is a wonderful thing Arjen !

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Nice to read this on Christmas morning Arjen


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