Dutch Limburg celebrates liberation

13th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg is this weekend celebrating the 65th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi German forces.

The Netherlands - In Maastricht, United States veterans are taking the salute from over 150 soldiers dressed in US army kit from the Second World War.
On 12 September 1944, the Americans began their advance in southern Limburg to push back Nazi forces.

A few days later, they took Maastricht, the first Dutch city to be liberated. After a week, there were almost no more German troops in the region.
The anniversary is being celebrated with wreath-laying ceremonies, exhibitions and concerts.

On Sunday, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra is performing Dvorák's Requiem at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial at Margraten.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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