For four long years Flanders Fields was the scene of the First World War. Homes and fields were turned into a battlefield in 1914. European and wider international interests were fought over here. A million soldiers were wounded, missing or killed in action. Some tens of thousands of citizens became refugees. Entire cities and villages were destroyed. A hundred years later we wish to commemorate the victims of this war and condemn senseless war violence. A 4-year-rememberance project was set up by the Flemish Government: THE GREAT WAR CENTENARY.