About Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich

Dutch Canadians residing in Goderich and surrounding areas have maintained a proud tradition of expressing their gratitude to Canada for the sacrifice Canada made during the liberation of Holland in the closing months of the Second World War.

The park has been a centre of celebration of freedom for Dutch-Canadian's in Huron County. This is where Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveiled a plaque on May 14th, 2017, and signed a scroll of gratitude expressed for the Canadian sacrifice in the Liberation of the Netherlands.

About the Plaque

German surrender to 1st Canadian Army

The plaque at the park is a replication of a plaque on “Hotel de Wereld” in Wageningen, the Netherlands, in the province of Gelerland.  The plaque commemorates the German surrender to the First Canadian Army on May 5, 1945.