HEROES OF HOLLAND

HEROES OF HOLLAND

“Heroic, Resolute, Compassionate”
After the second world war
added by Queen Wilhelmina to
Amsterdam’s coat of arms

History and one look at their faces
would clearly show
it could have been there
for the whole country and much sooner

Opening the dikes to drown the armies
holding Haarlem against the Spanish
surviving the slaughter of the innocents
“February Strike” against the Nazis

The armies may have been defeated
the people never