100 years ago on the 4th of August the First World War began. Millions were killed and maimed in this four-year war which was to go down in history as The Great War. The poppy became the symbol of this war after the first lines of the poem by the Canadian army physician John McCrae. “In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”
At Brussels Airport too the First World War is commemorated. In collaboration with Toerisme Vlaanderen the Arrivals level of pier B was appropriately decorated. Poppies hang from the ceiling and on the columns photographs of Flanders in WW1 remind passers-by of this tragic period in which people from every corner of the world were involved.
Along the access road to the airport poppies were sown.