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Exchange of Messages Between the President and Queen Juliana Upon Completion of the Monument Presented by the People of the Netherlands.

May 06, 1960

[ Released May 6, 1960. Dated May 5, 1960 ]

Your Majesty:

I am most grateful for your thoughtful message. It is indeed appropriate that today, the fifteenth anniversary of the liberation of your great country, should be the occasion of the presentation of the monument from you and the people of The Netherlands to the people of the United States. Personally and on behalf of all our citizens I assure you of our deep appreciation. The monument will remain a symbol of the enduring friendship between our peoples.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: Queen Juliana's message, dated May 5, 1960, follows:

The President The White House

At the commemoration of our liberation 15 years ago and at the completion of the monument of our gratitude I should like once again to emphasize the moral and material support your country gave us in so ample measure during and after the war. Gladly I take this opportunity, Mr. President, to send you and the people of the United States of America, also on behalf of the people of The Netherlands, my very best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous future.
JULIANA

The monument is a 49-bell carillon and tower which is located at Ridge Road and Marshall Drive near the Iwo Jima Monument in Arlington, Va.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Queen Juliana Upon Completion of the Monument Presented by the People of the Netherlands. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234273

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