The Canadian, Polish and British Commemoration Day in Belgium

This is my personal tribute to those who lay buried here. This web site records the events that took place this year. It is an annual event of remembrance by the people of my wife’s village in Maldegem, Belgium. My story is abbreviated, but I hope retains the significance of why the ultimate sacrifice of lives lost will always be remembered, not only of this war, but all wars.

Together with my Belgian wife and family I lived in Maldegem after the war. I’d pass the Adegem Canadian Military Cemetery daily on my way to work accepting, like most people, that all those buried there were Canadian.

Adegem is Canada’s most important WW2 military cemetery in Belgium. Through the years, the annual ceremony instituted in 1946 at Maldegem, has become the principal Canadian ceremony in Belgium to honour all servicemen who died liberating the country.

The Canadian Military cemetery– Adegem-Maldegem, 12 September 2010
Lest we 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
A personal tribute from Jim Woodward 
to the 302 British servicemen buried here