Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Eve Ceremony in Holten Canadian War Cemetery

Children to wear City of Nanaimo pins at ceremony this year

In Holten the Netherlands there is a Canadian War Cemetery which marks the final resting place of nearly 1400 who died during the last stages of the war.

Each Christmas Eve the people gather to pay their respects and honor those who gave their lives in the fight for liberation. The children of the town place a candle on each of the 1400 graves as tribute.

This year 300 of the children will be wearing a City of Nanaimo pin which was sent to them as our way of thanking them for honoring the Canadians who rest in the Cemetery in Holten.

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