To mark the 70th Anniversary of the first bloom of the Dutch gift of tulips to Canadians, all of the Dutch-Canadian Friendship Gardens will be featured in full bloom on a website (click here) in the spring of 2016. Associated with each garden gift will be a planting ceremony event in the fall of 2015, embracing the community, telling the story and including local students, veterans and dignitaries. Board Members, Volunteers and Friends of The 8th Hussars Museum, Sussex New Brunswick, have been invited to the Town Hall in Sussex on Thursday, November 5th 2015 at 12:30 to participate in this event.
8th Hussar Museum 70th Anniversary of Liberation: On the morning of 05 May 1945 the 8th Hussars received the following message “ Effective 05 May 45, 0800 hrs. Cease all operations” For the Hussars WW II was over after 5 long years of military operations. The Hussars would then move into a small town in the Netherlands called Eelde and there they would stay until repatriated to Canada in Jan 1946. Eelde would become a second home to the Regiment.
Recently the Regiment, the Town of Sussex and the Town of Eelde (Tynarloo) exchanged flags in preparation of celebrating the 70th Anniversary of this event. On 05 May at 0800 hrs the two towns every year will raise each others flags to mark the event. This close connection makes the tulip garden being planted at the flag raising site at Town Hall very significant to the 8th Hussar Museum. More information on this event can be found on the 8th Hussars Museum website. (Click Here)