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Kindling of the Torch
7th November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The kindling of the Torch is a short ceremony held each year in Westminster Abbey at the beginning of November to commemorate the re-lightning of the permanent flame at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the end of World War II after it had been extinguished by the German occupier. From Westminster Abbey the Torch is transported to Brussels in a pilgrimage along the many war cemeteries, in time for the 11 November ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.