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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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ipswich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Just the whole effect and simplicity showing total respect to the people who gave their lives. it reflects the best sort of memorial

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The association gently organises this nightly homage and maintains just the right atmosphere for this memorial. It is humbling to realise how many died without a decent known grave

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Have seen this ceremony around 100 times. It is now so popular that you have to get there by 7:30 to see. I'll be back outside tourist season which will make it easier. Would be a massive mistake to go to Ieper and not visit the Last Post ceremony

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have no words that do justice to this ceremony, every evening of the year at 8 pm the people of Ypres come to the Menin Gate to play the last post in honour of all the fallen of World War 1. I also had the honour of being there on Armistice Day a few years ago and both experiences... More

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The final part of an incredibly emotive visit to the Menin Gate memorial. I would thoroughly recommend trying to stay for this ceremony held at 8pm every day. It was a fitting end to a very thought provoking visit.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Attended the Last Call at the Menin Gate for the first time recently. I was surprised by the number of people at the memorial. I arrived half an hour before the Last Call and there was a very large crowd already gathered at the memorial. My advice is to arrive before 7.30pm. The Last Call itself was very moving. Lots... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Without doubt, it is a privelege and honour to be at the 8:00pm ceremony at the Menin Gate. The Gate itself is incredible - so many names, so many lives lost. The buglers and wreath layers do a wonderful job - it is so important the memory stays alive. However, it is even listed in Trip Advisor as an 'Attraction',... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I can add nothing to what is already written other thsan to say every person should attend at least once in their life - if you go once you will return and pay respect to any generation Still fresh solemn and emotional after 10 or so visits

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been to Ypres a few times now and it never fails to move me. Everyone should visit this ceremony at least once in their lifetime. I am lucky and have done it several times. Every generation must visit and pay respect to our fallen heroes and the ones still missing. AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A ceremony so identified with Ypres that a visit to the town without attending the short ceremony under the arches of the Menin Gate, is not complete. Simple, usually understated. Sometimes, to remember effectively all you have to do is to listen for a minute or two, taken from a busy day.

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