21 July is Belgium’s National Day, and a holiday. The park in central Brussels was taken over by the Belgian armed forces and NATO, showcasing their role in the country and in the world. I picked a couple of DVDs about NATO’s role in the former Yugoslavia and its engagement in Afghanistan.
The military band was playing too.
A taste of military life?
For some reason, Manneken Pis was dressed up in the costume of an accordionist.
Aeroplanes flew in formation: part of the parade. After jet fighters came these propeller-operated planes.