Belgium: Veterans to walk 100 miles for WWI centenary

Some 100 participants set out on a 100-mile hike from Ypres in Belgium to London on Wednesday, marking a century since the end of the First World War. Veterans and servicemen were joined by their supporters at the Menin Gate memorial, eager to commence the long walk. «We remember every year on 11th November, but this being the 100th anniversary, it's very special. So, we've decided to walk... Еще back from here to London to take part in the national memorial commemoration on Sunday 11th and it's a hundred miles, with a hundred veterans and it's a hundred years», said the march organiser and Chief Executive of Haig Housing James Richardson. A core unit of 70 people will complete the entire walk and will be joined along the way by the more elderly members, who are aged up to 85 years old.

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