Belgium remembers in Liege on 04/08/2014

The national ceremony at the Allies' Memorial in Cointe (Liège) will start at 11 a.m. and will be attended by His Majesty the King of the Belgians. At this symbolic location, representatives of all the levels of power in Belgium and delegations from various countries will commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and remember the many victims of the conflict and Belgium's brave resistance in a solemn ceremony in which the focus will be on reconciliation.

As the space available is very limited, the general public will not be able to take part in the ceremony itself, but it will be broadcast in full on giant screens in place Saint-Lambert in the centre of Liège and on television.

A ceremony will also be held at 3 p.m. at Liège Town Hall to mark the award of the Grand Cross of the French Legion of Honour to the City of Liège. This will start with a flypast by the Patrouille de France (French Acrobatic Patrol) and the Belgian Air Component over place Saint-Lambert.

Big screens will show live coverage of this event in the centre of Liège, where a host of other activities are also planned throughout the weekend of 1-4 August 2014, with the Ministry of Defence setting up a true-to-life 14‑18 village and various military bands from Belgium and beyond parading through the city.

The activities on 4 August are being laid on with the support of the Belgian federal government.

Go to the Province of Liège website to find the full programme for the weekend's events and activities (in French)