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Commemoration 22 March

Dear partners, friends and colleagues,
A kind reminder,
Please note that this invitation is meant for all people working in the airport community including Brucargo.
Soon it will be a year since Brussels Airport was hit by a terrorist attack. On 22 March 2017, the events will be suitably commemorated in the presence of the victims who survived the attack and their families, the families of victims who did not survive the attack and various dignitaries. The airport community and representatives from the emergency services will equally be involved in the commemoration.
At 7:58 am on the dot, the time when the first bomb exploded, we will observe a minute’s silence on the curb of the Departures hall at the Diamond building. At the same time, a minute’s silence will be observed across the entire airport including BRUcargo. After the minute’s silence, people will have the opportunity to lay down flowers (or something else) by the commemorative plaque at the Diamond building.
Immediately after the commemorative ceremony on the curb, the statue created by Olivier Strebelle will be unveiled at its new location. As this location is unable to accommodate a large crowd, the unveiling will be made to take place only in the presence of the victims and their families, and a few dignitaries. The other people in attendance will be able to follow the ceremony live on a video wall to be set up on the curb of the Departures hall. The new location of the Strebelle statue will be open to all members of the public. Airport employees who so wish will be able to visit the memorial from 10am forward.
Airport employees who wish to attend the commemorative event can register up to and including 10 March 2017.
The BRUcargo team.