The Great War Centenary (2014-18)
Commemorating the Centenary of the Great War (2014-2018)
The First World War or the ‘Great War’ was the first global conflict. It lasted from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918. Millions of soldiers and civilians died in the process.
One hundred years after these events we are still convinced that the events of 1914-1918 have had a fundamental impact on our society and that the victims of this horrible war deserve a worthy tribute.
That is why the Government of Flanders is working towards the commemoration of the Great War and why it will try to incorporate the centenary anniversary of these events in a broader frame of
‘war and peace’
‘remembrance and realisation’,
‘European cooperation’, etc.
so that we can interpret our past
so that we can learn for the future.