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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Attack on Royal Family
The weather was great and the festivities for Apeldoorn extra special because a historic defilé would be given. If you ever happened to experience Queens day in Holland you know that it's a special day. Everybody was out enjoying the sun the markets, his beer and the bands. I dropped of at my brothers place to eat an 'orange' bun. And somebody told me there had been some accident. I noticed that some flags were going at half-mast. A very strange site at Queens day, everybody is out and having fun so news go's slow.
But when I finally saw the news the end of the day I was shocked, it has been some kind of murder attempt on the Royal Family, so the offender himself had said. By car, a sick individual hits a crowed with 150 km in the back, who were waving to the bus with the family as it passed by. He did not hit the bus because he himself has been seriously injured. 5 People died and 14 badly injured. Nothing happened to the family so there hasn't been a complete stop on Queens day nation wide.
Having seen the photos and TV I am shocked. It will all sink in today now the festivities are over.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.