1918 : Leaving the war

The Unknown Soldier

On 11 November 1922, exactly four years after the Armistice, King Albert inaugurated the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A vision-impaired former soldier chose the body between five unidentifiable remains. This Unknown Soldier was buried at the foot of the Congress column, which was the symbol of an independent and monarchic Belgium. The new monument became a place of memory for Belgian patriotism.