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Belgian National Remembrance Committee n.p.o.
Fides et Humanitas - Fidelity and Compassion
A non-profit making organisation registered in Belgium (nr. 870 005 074), by the Belgian Home Office (nr.145) and Ministry of Defence (nr.363), founded in 1972 by Belgian reserve-officers and Belgian and Allied War Veterans and members of the Resistance. It is directed by professional, reserve or retired officers and civilians.
To remember the sacrifices of the Belgian and Allied Ex-Servicemen and Civilians who fought for Belgium and for the liberation of occupied Europe, by organising lectures, conferences, visits to battlefields and remembrance ceremonies.
To increase the knowledge of the history of Belgium during the two World Wars, organising visits and delegations to the Somme, in London, Edinburgh, responsible for the Belgian Detachment in the international Liberation Parade in Wageningen and commemorations at the National Military Cemetery “De Grebbeberg” in the Netherlands, giving several conferences in Sweden.
We try to forward to the future generations the necessary incentive for continuing to respect and apply the Duty of Remembrance.
“Some events must remain in our memory.
Former Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy.
This website is dedicated to Pierre Schellekens (1897-1977), industrialist, civilian and military pilot, War Veteran, and his spouse Martha, born Ruyssers (1895-1984), who founded and directed a secret escape line for aircrew from 1940 till 1944 and were therefore honoured with the Dutch Cross of Commemoration of the Resistance (“Verzetsherdenkingskruis”).
Board of directors
Sponsored by the Military Command of the Region Brussels-Capital City of the Ministry of Defence.
If you wish to support us by becoming a member, there are two kinds of memberships :
Membership fee to be transferered to :
Belgian National Remembrance Committee n.p.o. - Patron : His Majesty the King
Registered by the Ministry of Defence (nr. 363) and the Belgian Home Office (nr. 145)