4 may, Remembrance Day Holland 🇱🇺🕊
I take good care of the old leather wallet from my grandfather with their documents from the World War II. It is filled with letters from my grandmother, their registration and distributions cards, ration stamps, photos, newspaper clippings etc.
The cigarette packet was, among other things, one of the hundreds that dropped by the RAF into the Netherlands on the 31 August 1941 to celebrate the Dutch Queen's birthday. My grandfather was a heavy smoker so he must have been content finding it.
A difficult time, also for my grandparents, they lost their 5 year old son in april 1945 just a month before the end of the war, my grandfather had to work in Germany for the Germans and they had in different periods of time people hiding in their house in Utrecht.
Tomorrow we celebrate the end of WWII on May 5th 1945 in The Netherlands.
May we never forget.