Reporting from Holland
In 2005, I accompanied my father and brother to Europe. As an accredited journalist, I covered the Canadian and Dutch governments' observation of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. But there was a more personal reason for the trip: to visit the gravesite of my uncle, Charles Herbert Cressman. Uncle Herb had been lost to our family since he was shot down while flying in Operation Market Garden in September 1944. Until the late 1990s, the location of his grave was unknown. Thanks to Louis Kleijne of Sint-Oedenrode who hosted us, and to my wife Rebecca and my Dad's wife Judy for supporting our venture.