Thursday, November 10, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Hearing Voices from the Front

Briercrest College performance of wartime letters, songs and poems returns for second year 
Photo courtesy Briercrest College
Ron de Jager performs “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” 
at the 2015 performance of Voices from the Front.

By Lisa Goudy

Ron de Jager’s parents live in Holland and 71 years after the end of the Second World War, their memories of it are still clear.

“They remember the Canadians coming and freeing them,” said de Jager.

“It was very emotional for them. My mom hid in a bunker in the side of a dike from the Germans when she got bombed out of her village. In one hour, she got separated from her whole family in the south of Holland and so it’s a very vivid memory for them when I still talk about it."

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