Memorial

War memorial since WW2 at Colonne du Congrès Colonne du Congrès

Plaque: War memorial since WW2 at Colonne du Congrès

To the Belgians fallen in the service of peace since 1945.

Original inscription:

AUX BELGES TOMBES AU SERVICE DE LA PAIX DEPUIS 1945

Of the 3 plaques this is the one furthest from the column. On Sunday 7 April 2002 (the anniversary of the massacre of 10 Belgian UN troops in Rwanda in 1994) wreaths were laid at this plaque.

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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