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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must. Make sure you are there for this moving salute to nearly 60,000 lost Commonwealth soldiers. For 50 years ( save during WW2) every night at 8pm Buglers are accompanied by varying armed services groups to play the Last Post . Traffic is stopped just after 7.30pm and people gather, sometimes hundreds of them ( In summer... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were at the ceremony at the gate on 11th September, 2014 , so, it being 9 11 made it even more poignant. The ceremony was respectful and dignified, more than can be said for the crowd, who were constantly taking photographs and video clips with cameras raised above their heads. I found it sad and frustrating that in this... More

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Crossmichael, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was a moving and lovely ceremony made all the more special by the continual involvement of the local people in the event. The event is truly cosmopolitian with people taking part from all over the world and more importantly young people and children fully engaged in the commemoration. It is very busy and if you want to see what... More

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CHEMELLIER, FRANCE
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A worthy remembrance of those who gave their lives in WW1. I was moved to witness so many people attend and no doubt many of them had ancestors who gave up their lives in the war and had not been forgotten

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Slinfold
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As has taken place every evening since 1928 it might become routine but not at all. Several veterans of more recent conflicts were present at out visit and placed wreaths and a piper from a Scottish regiment joined the buglers. We arrived an hour early as others have advised and just obtained a place standing on the front row. The... More

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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Approaching the 30,000th ceremony next year in 2015, this is not to be missed. Get there early as there are hundreds of visitors, especially this year. Very moving, especially seeing the young children visiting in school parties.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

An emotional end to a day visiting the cemeteries of the area (Tyne Cot, Langemark etc). The moving ceremony allows time for people to join together in remembrance with many having personal stories and others just there through curiosity, but all giving respect to those who fell. Long may this event continue and everyone who visits the area should be... More

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brighton
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very humbling. Beautifully done. Felt as though it was the first time which is indicative of the thought and work put into the event every night. The band was incredible. It almost felt wrong not to applaud.

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very moving ceremony, All give there time freely They are there EVERY night of the year come rain or shine, Please make the time to visit this at least once.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Every evening local firemen play the last post at a memorial service. A very moving experience indeed. When we were there in April, it was estimated that around 2500 - 3000 people had gathered at the gate.

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