Memorial

The Unknown Soldier, WW1, at Colonne du Congrès Colonne du Congrès

Plaque: The Unknown Soldier, WW1, at Colonne du Congrès

Here rests an unknown soldier who died for his country, 1914 - 1918

Original inscription:

ICI REPOSE
UN SOLDAT INCONNU
MORT
POUR LA PATRIE
1914 - 1918

Of the 3 plaques this is the one nearest to the column and is placed at the foot of an eternal flame. Inaugurated November 11 1922.

Site: Colonne du Congrès (4 memorials)

1000, place du Congrès

On the wall around the monument, there are two further plaques expressing the following sentiment (in Flemish and French): "Passants, découvrez-vous, ici repose le soldat inconnu". In English: "Passers-by, take off your hats, here lies the unknown soldier". This charming instruction was brought to our attention by Pascal Laureyn.

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