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  maple Leaf Monument: beginning of the Canadalaan
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"Deze boom werd geplant
op 29 december 1945
door Luit. Gen. G.G. Simonds
commandant van het
IIe Canadese legerkorps
dat Nederland bevrijdde"

(This tree was planted
on December 29 of 1945
by Lieutenant-General G.G. Simonds
commander of the
2e Canadian Army Corps
which liberated the Netherlands)"

This is the text on a plaque, which is situated at the Loolaan, near the "Grote Kerk" ( building at the background of the picture). It is one of the remembrances of the liberation of Apeldoorn by the Canadians. The other one is the monument "Man with Two Hats" (see off the beaten path tip).

The planting of this tree (of course a Canadian maple) was also the 'birth' of the Canadalaan (former Marialaan), which starts at this point.

See for more info (in Dutch): http://www.4en5mei.nl/nc4en5mei-staging/oorlogsmonumenten/zoeken/monument-detail/_rp_main_elementId/1_327364

See also tip: Man with Two Hats.

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2012
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