22 March: moment of remembrance to pay tribute to the victims of acts of terrorism


On the sixth anniversary of the attacks of 22 March 2016, a moment of remembrance was held last Tuesday to pay tribute to all victims of acts of terrorism perpetrated in Belgium and to all Belgian victims of terrorist acts committed abroad.

The restrained ceremony was organized and coordinated by the DG External Communication of the FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister, with the support of the Protocol Unit and took place at 10:30 AM at the monument dedicated to the victims of terrorist acts located in rue de la Loi in Brussels. In addition to the victims and their relatives, the Prime Minister, the CEOs of Brussels Airport and STIB and representatives of the victims' associations Life4Brussels and V-Europe were present as well.

After the names of the 49 victims of terrorism in Belgium and of the Belgian victims of terrorism abroad are read out, wreaths were laid at the foot of the monument before a minute of silence is observed. The Royal Marching Band of Guides accompanied the various tributes during this ceremony.

The victims and their loved ones then had the opportunity to meet the response and rescue services.