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Candles to Mark the End of Nazi Occupation in Denmark

Candles in the Window Jyllands-Posten
Candles in the Window
Jyllands-Posten

For decades, Danes have been lighting candles in their windows on the night of May 4th to mark the end of 5 years of German occupation. Sadly, the tradition is dying out. 

A candle in the window marks so many things. When we moved to NC, there were candles guiding soldiers home, so to speak. Some did it as a holdover from the Civil War. When we moved to Rugby, and my husband was in Iraq, we had candles in the window for him.

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