Welcome to VEDay75: From Normandy to the Netherlands
Canada’s National Digital Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands & Canada’s Victory Campaign – in honour of the intrepid Canadian forces who liberated the Netherlands on May 8th 1945 and the determined battles they found en route to Victory.
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Donald “Don” White
Don White was eager to join the war effort, signing up first thing in the morning on his 18th birthday. He joined the Royal Canadian Dragoons and landed in Italy in 1944 before moving with his regiment to liberate Belgium and the Netherlands.
Charles is one of Canada’s most distinguished Indigenous soldiers of the Second World War. The son of a First World War hero and a woman of the Cree First Nations, Charles earned a Military Medal (MM) in January 1945 and a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) in March 1945.