My country, The Netherlands, and our continent, Europe, own its freedom and spirit of solidarity and equality to those women and men like you who served with bravery and courage when it was needed most. I am very glad to have met you in person, so I was able to learn from your WWII eye witness account. Only weeks ago we met each other in Eindhoven. I am sorry to hear that you have now passed away. Kind regards to you, brave soldier, and eternal gratitude!