War Heritage Institute

Cancellation of the commemoration program (April 7 and May 8)

The Tutsi genocide in Rwanda (7 April 1994) is commemorated on 7 April and that also is the day on which we honour all veterans. The Second World War ended on 8 May 1945. With the Security Council measures intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus in mind, Defence decided to cancel the national commemoration program. The War Heritage Institute fully adheres to this decision.

The Institute will definitely fulfil its remembrance mission and honour the victims and their families at a later, more suitable, date.