America’s Memorial Day, Celebrated by Dutch

I came across this article first thing this morning, which means I accidentally made myself cry a little bit before I even brushed my teeth today. Oops, but… what a nice read and what great people.

They haven’t forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery…to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own.

Seventy years later and they’re still tending to the graves of American soldiers who helped The Netherlands gain their freedom from Nazi Germany. Many families have passed down the responsibility through generations.

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. (The Washington Post)

Aruba, January 2013

The weather has been absolutely dreadful in Dallas lately… especially for May. Overcast, dreary skies, too much rain, tornado threats, and no shining sun. I went to Aruba a few years ago, in the middle of the winter, and it was so great to ditch the cold weather for relaxing in the sun and reading…

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Solar Bike Path Success

Dutch bicycle paths are fantastic and such a huge part of their daily lives. If those paths could also contain solar panels to provide their power? Awesome! The company has revealed that its road has generated much more energy than expected — it produced 3,000kWh of electricity in the space of just six months, or…

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