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Commemoration ceremonies for the 63th anniversary of the catastrophe of the Bois du Cazier

DUTY OF MEMORY

Commemoration ceremonies are taking place on August 7 and 8 for the 63th anniversary of the catastrophe of the Bois du Cazier. A unique, emotional moment in order to fulfill our duty of Memory.

We suggest you to park here : cemetery, Place des Haies and Court Garibaldi. Shuttle bus between the Bois du Cazier and the cemetery. Reservations must be done at 071/88.08.56.

 

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7  

 

Main square of Marcinelle

5pm : wreath-laying at the International Monument of Labour

 

At the Bois du Cazier

6pm : eucharistic celebration

7pm : inauguration of the memory installation « Coal Age »

 

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 8

 

At the Bois du Cazier

08.05 am : benediction of the Maria Mater Orphanorum bell

08.10 am : two hundred sixty two tolls in tribute to the victims

09.00 am : « multi-convictions » tribute

09.30 am : official speeches

10.00 am : wreath-laying  by the association of former coal miners at the monument to the Victims

10.30 am : leaving all together to the cemetery of Marcinelle by going through rue du Cazier and rue des Sarts

 

Cemetery of Marcinelle

10.45 am : moment of reflection and wreath-laying at the monument to the Miners and Italian Miners’ Sacrifice

 

At the Bois du Cazier

12.00 pm : welcoming the Italian General Consul