At the end of WWII the City of Antwerp's board of the Burgomaster and Aldermen presented all the individual soldiers serving in Antwerp a certificate of gratitude. This was in appreciation of the danger they risked from falling V-1 and V-2 rockets. Produced on September 4, 1945, these documents were highly valued by the recipients. My grandfather's certificate hung framed on his dining room wall for decades. Equally proud, the other veterans I speak to have treated their certificates similarly.