Thursday, May 5, 2005

The vehicles behind us On the 5th of May 2005, was the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and it was celebrated in every town. Cor and Annie de Keijzer own a Willys jeep and the union 'Keep them Rolling' had organized a tour which would pass several polders and small villages. The weather was sunny but it was still very cold in this open car. Luckily, we were dressed warm.
There were two cars in front of the tour that were handing out small American, Canadian and English flags, so the people could wave them. At the end of the tour in IJsselstein, we had to wait for a while. We used this time to take more pictures of the other vehicles. While driving we could only see the back of the car in front of us, or the front of the car behind us. So, this opportunity to get side view pictures was nice.
Then at last, the defile. We drove very slowly along the veterans and a lot of other people. Meanwhile, the canons fired and it was a quite impressive display. All in all, it was a very special day to be there and we shall remember it forever.

We run over small roads We run over small roads The vehicles behind us The vehicles in front of us
A lot of smoke The vehicles behind us An American flag in the garden The vehicles behind us
The vehicles behind us One of the vehicles from the tour A few vehicles from the tour A few vehicles from the tour
One of the vehicles from the tour One of the vehicles from the tour One of the vehicles from the tour There were also a few motorcycles
There were also a few motorcycles This pipeband was in front of the defile During the defile There were a lot of people
There were a lot of people The canons fired There were a lot of people