On May 1st, over 40 local members and Regimental Family of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Vancouver’s Infantry Regiment, were planning to fly to Holland to mark and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland during World War II.

Members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were responsible for liberating Amsterdam and several other Dutch towns and cities during the war.

The plan was for Seaforths to attend official veteran ceremonies at War Cemeteries, tour the liberation route of the Seaforth Highlanders, visit battles sites and to recreate the May 8, 1945 march into Amsterdam.

Like so many other events, plans changed overnight with the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark the milestone, 800 Liberation Tulips are now blooming outside the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street.

Last modified: April 22, 2020

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