The United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, cycled along the Liberation Route Europe on August 29, along with fellow ambassadors and diplomatic representatives from Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Poland, Germany and Luxemburg. This event drew attention to the enduring freedom of the past 75 years, while also honoring the veterans who fought for that freedom. During the tour, the Ambassadors and other participants focussed on Operation Market Garden in the Dutch provinces North-Brabant and Gelderland.
For the Liberation Route Europe Foundation this bike tour has a strong symbolic significance. 75 Years of Freedom is an international shared history, with many stories perspectives. To have a group of international ambassadors follow a part of this remembrance trail, emphasizes the shared history and the importance to reflect and share stories together is a meaningful way to commemorate and raise awareness for this important part of history.