5,075 soldiers were laid to rest in the cemetery after giving their live for peace across Europe. 100 thereof are unknown soldiers.
The majority of the troops were assigned to the Ardennes initiative. The Luxembourg government and various citizen associations laid wreaths at the cemetery on Saturday, in memory of the fallen soldiers.
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel attended the commemorative ceremony, giving a speech with an emphasis on honouring the fallen and learning from their experiences. He said it was particularly important for future generations to remember their communal history and to take from it lessons on humanity and tolerance. Bettel also said liberty and democracy were values which required engagement from all, as the most appropriate way of honouring the memory of all the war's victims.