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Gebroeders Van Raemdonck Memorial


Edward and Frans Van Raemdonck are a symbol of brotherly love in Flanders. During the First World War they were both sergeant of the 6th company of the 24th line regiment. They fought against the enemy because of idealism and for the defence of their native country. But as the war progressed, they were faced with the discrimination of the Flemish soldiers in the French-speaking Belgian army. They realized that war wasn’t the right solution to solve conflicts. On March 16, 1917 the brothers were killed during a night attack at Steenstrate. On that place a monument was built. The memorial has 2 crosses, that symbolizes the brotherly love. The brothers are buried in the crypt of the Ysertower.

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