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10 The Julian News FOD,,-S.OW00. 1, v t .." wrm ' mE ] jj I \\; FLOWER OF HOPE  1) Where: THI=.kcumToWNHALL I / J OiF W"e;H]NII'ON *" ]klM !1" / / j.u, cA // When: SAT. MARCH 22ND 8 // SUN. MARCH 23RD, 20 | 4 / / Time: 1 !:00 AM TO 5:00  Details: : BRING ALL DAPIqDDBJi FOR DlliPI-AY a G "\\; FlilDAY- MARC 2 ! iT 12.'00 -- 5:00 PM NAmm& KanoNs aOUT   BT NATIONAL DAFFODB. soclcrf \\; i  A'EHOULID B ON DY DAFIq)DIL.adRT IHOIN DCLUDES YOUTH & ADULT EPONSORED BY JULIAN CHAMBI OF COM1D WWW,JULJANrCAM AND OTHER DAIeODIL I.D"VIm Operation Market Garden Germany invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940 and the country capitulated four days later on May 14th. Germany went on to conquer the other Low Countries as a buffer to protect the vital Ruhr Valley, the center of their industrial might. Through most of the war, the Netherlands remained under Nazi control. Operation Market Garden was a battle plan of British General Bernard Montgomery that would strike deep into Holland, cross the Rhine River into the German industrial Ruhr Valley. Montgomery believed that by seizing this area the war would be over within six months. Holland was low country, there was one road to their goal, and five bridges to take. The fields that would normally provide ground for a large-scale operation would not be available in Holland because they were generally swamp, wetland, or canals with levees with heavy vegetation that would make mechanized transport impossible. Eisenhower was skeptical of the plan but Montgomery was unusually insistent to the point of being insubordinate. Modern war historians are not entirely sure why Eisenhower approved "Monty's" daring plan. Patton was forming a competing plan to keep heavy pressure on the Germans as the Allies moved east. Political pressure of course must have figured heavily in "lkes" decision. Montgomery had been a plodder in his past operations and was not known for the lightning strike. Montgomery's plan was generally an airborne invasion with the primary Allied force composed of the American 101st Airborne, 'Uumpin" Jim Gavin's 82nd Airborne and the British Ist Airborne, which included the Polish Parachute Brigade. The Airborne operation plan was to seize and establish bridgeheads to be followed by the British 30th Corp. Moving an army, along with supply bringing the tools of war up the only road through this part of Holland (one lane at some locations) caused it to be dubbed "Hells Highway." This was to be a swift and daring operation by skirting the heavily defended Siegfried Line with the payoff being cutting the lifeblood of German industry. In the planning of the operation, British General Richard Browning cautioned Montgomery by saying, "Sir I think we may be going a bridge too far." Montgomery proceeded nevertheless but how prophetic Browning's words were to become. Popular thought was that the Germans were on the run. There were battles at the first four bridges. At the fifth bridge, over the Lower Rhine, sixty-four miles behind German lines was the Dutch town of Arnhem. On the east side of the bridge was the refitted German 9th and 10th Armored Divisions a part of the SS Panzer Corps. There was fight in the Germans despite Montgomery committing his forces. The battle for Arnhem culminated in a terrible loss for the Allies. Urquart's British Division of 10,000 men was nearly decimated as it suffered 8,000 casualties at Arnhem. American losses were 4,000 men. Allied casualties combined, totaled over 17,000 men. The bridge at Arnhem indeed was a bridge too far. Allied forces retreated back to their lines and the war in Europe would continue until May 1945. The battle for Arnhem didn't end the suffering for the Dutch. The Germans were brutal in their revenge. They flooded large areas. They blockaded farming districts depriving the people of the already scarce supply of food. The Dutch government in exile called for a railway strike. The strike incensed the Germans and caused the withholding of fuel and exasperated the desperate food shortage. People literally burned their furniture and took apart their homes for fuel to stay warm in the coldest winter in nearly fifty years. The Dutch remember this as "Hogerwinter", Hunger Winter. Still, the Dutch have never forgotten the sacrifice made by the Americans and the Allies for the eventual liberation of their country. Each year on May 5th they celebrate Liberation Day, which is a national holiday. On May 4th the entire country stops at eight P.M. and with two minutes of silence they observe "Dodenherdenking", Remembrance of the Dead. As a nation the Dutch have adopted the graves of all the soldiers that have given their lives in securing their liberation. They decorate and maintain them and the responsibility for this has passed to succeeding generations. In some cases they keep photos of the foreign soldiers in places of honor in their homes. The Dutch honor us by never forgetting. For an absolutely heartwarming look at their celebration, Google, "Melissa Venema" for her performance of II Silenzio, an adaptation of the original Taps. Melissa is thirteen years old and her "lump in your throat" performance is not to be missed. For a relatively accurate portrayal of Operation Market Garden, see the epic movie, A Bridge To Far. Starring, Dirk Bogarde, Ryan O'Neal, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy KrQger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Hear Yel Hear Yel Long time Legion member and Navy Veteran, Terry Sinclair had a heart attack Thursday night. Doct, ors operated on Friday and we at the Legion are praying for his recovery. We at the Legion are also going to have a dinner on March 7th to benefit Terry and his family. He is without insurance and his medical bills !will be crushing. We hopeyou can join us for a Thanksgiving style turkey dinner to alleviate some of his bills. Terry was the individual for bringing the expanded kids area and activities to "The Dance". And for those of you who have committed to donating turkeys and pies for this event, our thanks and blessings go out to you. Returning veterans want a home and a job. Anyone interested in learning about the resources available to active and retired service members can call the Easter Seals Community One Source Hotline, (866) 423- 4981, e-mail veterans@easterseals. corn or visit www._century21.com/_ aboutus/. Man Behind The Magic continued from page 5 develop a unique profile of this icon of family entertainment, they focus on what they call Disney's learnable skills. 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