Hessel & Willemina Bierma

My parents both immigrated to Ontario from Holland. Both of them were always very grateful to the Canadians saving their country from the war, but their memories were too horrific for them to share. It took my mom about 30 years before she could start sharing stories, but my dad wasn’t able to speak of it at all. I clearly remember when they both went to a Remembrance Day service in their hometown and how moved and overwhelmed they were of the service.

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