A Canadian Heroes Tribute to

11) Apeldoorn

[Erasmus Medallion]

There had never been a medal for serving in the war in Holland. In 1984-85 the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Holland had 500 beautiful medallions made up called the "Erasmus Medallion". A tribute to the Liberators of Holland in the war. The mayor of Apeldoorn presented Bill with this medallion at a special meeting at his office with Bill's host Gerrit Ham at his side. A most wonderful memory.

Bill also toured the Grosbeek and Holten Veterans Cemeteries, wonderfully cared for by the Dutch and noted that the ages of all the soldiers buried there were 18 and 19 years old. What a terrible loss.

[Commendation Letter]

1) Anniversary Gift
2) The Boat Trip
3) 48th Highlanders
4) Pipes & Drums
5) Military Band
6) Italy
7) Ladies From Hell
8) Cassino

9) Instant Bridge
10) 2nd Time Around
11) Apeldoorn
12) Holland
13) Old Girlfriend
14) Polders
15) Public Relations
16) Wars End

17) Flags & Flowers
18) Parades
19) Holland Pipes
20) More Tours
21) Medals for Xmas
22) The Kilfords
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