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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A must see and touching

I have attended the Last Post Service at Ypres 4 times, each has been slightly different and very worthwhile attending. There was a reasonable crowd, but not overwhelming, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have attended the Last Post Service at Ypres 4 times, each has been slightly different and very worthwhile attending. There was a reasonable crowd, but not overwhelming, it was quite easy to see the ceremony. The only downside is a lack of public toilet facilities, so if you have driven a distance to attend the ceremony, you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was the most memorable experience of our trip. A must do if you're an Australian visiting the western front. Contact the Last Post organisation online if you want to take part in the ceremony and don't forget to organise a wreath,

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is a very touching moment when you realize that every evening at 8:00 pm they lay wreaths in honour of those who payed the ultimate sacrifice during WWI. Even almost a century later the crowds are still there. Something you should experience. I was the wreath bearer at this ceremony and they recognized my uniform from the Americas and... More 

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Knoxville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This ceremony, as most posts have said, is a must see if in the area. If you do not get there at least an hourly early, however, you will only be listening to the ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been visiting now for over twenty years,and am amazed at the numbers that now visit. I feel that this experience is best visited when there are no " events " taking place prior to the playing of the last post,and that the true meaning of the ceremony is not clouded with too any other events. It is wonderful to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've lost count as to how many times as a Regular Soldier in the British Army & Veteran that I have stood to attention for the Last Post. No matter how many times I go to this ceremony I've never failed to be moved by it. The professionalism of The Last Post Organisers & Buglers is second to none. This... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very special. On a dull, damp day the sun came out at 8 o'clock as the trumpets sounded for the sunset ceremony. Peace and quiet descended upon the hundreds of people, including many school groups, gathered together to pay their respects. If you wish to have a view at the front you need to be there by 7.15.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have no real connection to the 1st WW but my husband is ex army so we made the visit out of respect. I did not expect to have such an out pouring of emotion. I just could not get head round the fact they do this EVERY SINGLE DAY........amazingly respectful

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

fantastic experience. if you can get there on a Saturday night, they have the choir there, bagpipes and play the last post.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a very moving service but you have to get there early and please - school group organisers - ensure your kids give this respect - this is no place for over use of mobile phones and giggling!

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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)

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