Friday, 3 July 2009

Canada Day

Happy belated wishes for Canada, whom we, the Dutch, have to be thankful to. They came in May 1945 in the Netherlands to liberate the Dutch from the Nazis.

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the 1 July 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, which united Canada as a single country, which was in turn composed of four provinces. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.


The Weaver of Grass said...

I had never heard of it reader wil, so thank you for that post - very interesting.

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice sentiments & great photo to honor Canada.
Have I told you your pooch is adorable?

Cloudia said...

Oh Canada!
We salute our neighbor with warm

Comfort Spiral

RuneE said...

Well put - they have not received the recognition they deserve.

PS Thank you for the comment - I'll wait in anticipation! :-)

Dina said...

I never realized it was Canadian soldiers who liberated The Netherlands.
God bless Canada.


Viva Canada!

Marja said...

Yeh a lot of Canadian soldiers stayed at my mums house They had to move on to Arnhem to fight That was very sad as non of them came back