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I made this entry with respect. Respect for those brave man who gave there lives for our freedom.
Today was the day that two things came together.I will met travel buddy friends and i will visit the Airborne museum in Oosterbeek. When i arrived at the museum i was the first to arrive, and there where a lot of kids, music, police and fire fighters. What was going on. Sinterklaas was coming to town. When Gejah, Jos, Jan,Walter,Keiko and Harry arrived, sinterklaas arrived to. It was a good start for the day. When the old man left the building, the kids where leaving and everything came to rest.
Ok..... the airborne museum. It all starts 17 September 1944 when general Montgomery launches the operation Marget garden. It was an combination of a surprise attack by airborne troops to capture the bridges across the rivers ( Marget) and the ground troops to occupy them (garden).
More information about the museum ( www.airbornemuseum.nl), here you will find everything you need to know. Also a lot of books and films are mede of the operation. One of the most known is the movie "A bridge to far".
At the end of the visit take some time and visit the was cementry, a couple of miles away of the museum. Here all these brave man, British, polish and Dutch are buried here. There are volunteers who will tell you the stories of the people who died for our freedom. One of these volunteers is doing this for almost 40 years. One story about the twin brothers gave me goosebumps.
After all the impressions we went to Arnhem for a meal and finish a very impressive day with the travbuddy friends in a Turkish style restaurant called the rijnmozaiek.