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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Beautiful tribute

What a beautiful moving tribute to our fallen soilders who died for our freedom an amazing experience for all ages

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful moving tribute to our fallen soilders who died for our freedom an amazing experience for all ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great show of respect by the people of Belgium to all of those who died in WW1. The Last Post ceremony was sad and brought it home how much we owe to those who died for our freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I defy anyone to not be moved to tears during this sobering ceremony. It really brings home the magnitude of the sacrifices made by thousands upon thousands of brave young men, many of whom have no known resting place and are only commemorated on the Menin Gate. The gratitude of the people of Ypres and the Last Post Ceremony Association... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every day at 20.00 there is a ceremony to remember/pay respects to the ones who gave there lives for us during the wars. It is a beautiful meaning full, and can be emotional ceremony well worth half an hour of your time.

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Zoersel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate shows the names of the lost people during WW1 comming from the common world. You can see british, australian and canadese soldiers have givven their life for freedom. Fact is only that there seems to be no end to the list of names. At 08:00 PM every night the guardians do play the last post on their trumpets.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

I was there with friends who really wanted to show me the ceremony. In one second there was crowd, in another second all became silence and the act began. I am glad I could see it and I'm happy people put in memory all he others that died for us. Also, I was amazed by the fact it was translated... More 

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Every day rain, snow , shine , 8 pm. Last post. Poignant. The Menin gate is beautiful. At the base of the remparts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We stood in the crowd as the Buglers gathered and there was immediately silence as they raised their bugles.So poignant. Great dignity in the ceremony and was really very much about the people and not the pomp.Don't think many of us had dry eyes by the end.Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the privilege to lay a wreath on behalf of a military association. The Menin Gate and the surrounding battlefield sites are somewhere everyone should visit.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing moment....at 8pm every evening delivered with honesty and a genuine sense of reverence. I'm not one for moments of over sentimentality...but this touches you to the core. It's a pure an honest moment....an astounding and flawless rendition of the last post which delivered everyone to the brink and indeed tears. You truly get the scale or... More 

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