Friday, 11 November 2016

King Philippe of the Belgians on November 11th

King Philippe of the Belgians
Brussels, November 11th 2016

On the 98th anniversary of the day World War One came to an end, King Philippe of the Belgians has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in conflict at a ceremony in Brussels.

King Philippe with veterans on November 11th 2016

The King of the Belgians paid his tributes at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November 11th, the date that the battles that dominated his country during the First World War came to an end. Philippe took the salute at the Congress Column, the monument erected to commemorate the creation of Belgium's constitution in 1831 and where the Unknown Soldier was laid to rest after the end of the Great War in 1918.

As is traditional when Belgium remembers on November 11th, King Philippe also paid tribute to those killed in World War Two and in all conflicts that have marked the years. He also met veterans and heard their stories as this simple and poignant act of remembrance ensured that, on the anniversary of the end of the war that was meant to end all wars, those who died are never forgotten.

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