May 5th and May 9th, 2015
The parades held in these two cities are the largest in the Netherlands each year but there are parades held across the whole country on May 5th. In Apeldoorn and Wageningen hundreds of thousands of people line the parade routes to see their liberators once again or go and see them for the first time. The Netherlands remembers the five years of brutality and oppression and their freedom came from the sacrifices of our Canadians who came from a land across the sea. Standing along the parade route you look at the young, the old, babies, youth and they are all there waiting in no mater the weather. They want to see and to touch if possible one of the men who gave freedom and democracy back to their land.