Happy belated Dutch-American Friendship Day my American friends!
by, 20th April 2012 at 06:36 PM (544 Views)
So I'm one day late, but whatever. I'm close enough, considering nobody probably even knows what this is (and neither did I untill today!). Feel free to enlighten yourself:
Dutch American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Friendship Days | Embassy of the United States The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch-American Friendship Day | Dutch in America.com
From the latter:
Fifteen years later, in 2007, Congress made this a repeating commemoration, and on March 12, 2007 the House of Representative officially established Dutch-American Friendship Day:
“The U.S./Dutch relationship has stood the test of time and has strengthened in the crucible of conflict as the Dutch have stood beside us in times of peace and war. The Dutch supported us in our war for independence. Sixty years ago Dutch and American servicemen stood side by side during World War II and today the Dutch stand by us still in the Global War on Terror.
The debt we owe to our Dutch friends is seen not only in our people, and in the persons of such famous Dutch Americans as Presidents Martin VanBuren, and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, but also in our experience as a Nation. Our traditions of religious freedom and tolerance as well as our system of government, all have spiritual and legal roots in our relationship with the Dutch Republic. ”
Though way to leave out the part where you helped screwing us out of the Dutch East Indies, our only sizable and profitable colony.
So thanks for being my friends, @$aturn¥oshi;, @*Leeney Hakurei*;, @Autumnbreeze;, @Axle Helios-kun;, @BLAH BLAH BLAH;, @CommanderPigg;, @CuboneKing;, @Dewgong Reign;, @double trouble!;, @DrumBeats;, @Falcon Doveowl;, @Ghost;, @Hallowheart;, @Hitomi;, @Hunter Blade;, @Hypersonic;, @Ino-Chan;, @Insanish Danish;, @Ivysaur;, @Kagamine Len;, @Kakuna Matata; @MAGNEDETH;, @Mijumaru;, @Neosquid;, @NyaChan;, @Opossumguy;, @Pancake-chan;, @Preußen;, @Ratohnhaké:ton;, @Raynebow Dash;, @SharKing;, @Shiay;, @Shiny Celebi;, @Soulmaster;, @Sourcandy; @TheFlamingBooger;, @TheMissingno.;, @Turtwig A;, @Yoshi-san;, and all friends I missed in this list because I couldn't verify their location anywhere!
Of course, the same goes for all my non-American friends. We just don't have a holiday for our friendship. Unless we do, in which case I just don't know about it. Feel free to inform me though!
Now here's an interesting fact to end this blog with. Did you know both our flags consist of three colours; red, white and blue? You did? Then did you know that there live half as many people in New York as there live in the Netherlands?
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