1969 was the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Delft, South Holland. Tulips were developed and intended for families who lost members or aided in liberation for others to enjoy.
Tulips originally sent to my Grandma Cyr, in Whitehorse, Yukon, were sent on to us in Campbell River and later brought to Ashcroft.
The red colour was emulated from Flanders Poppies and the colour is unique in our world.
It is difficult for me to understand someone digging these up from my front yard. If you desperately need some, please let me know.
Lest we forget.