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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Possibly the most moving ceremony you could see. Every evening. Get there around 7pm for the ceremony at 8pm for a good place to view.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Really, if you want to see anything, go early. It's worth the wait for this moving ceremony. There was a choir of children singing hyms, wreaths laid and a regiment of soldiers standing to attention when we were there, it was very dignified and not at all 'touristy' as it could well have been.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It put's a lot of things into perspective when you see the dedication with which this ceremony is carried out by volunteers every evening for so many years in memory of men who died so long ago. A very big thank you to the Belgian people for reminding us every day that we owe everything we enjoy today to the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Never will you experience every emotion in one short space of time. We are free because of sacrifice of many

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Something everyone should attend, very moving and the fact it has been taking place every day for so long is amazing. Pick your day and someone from your country may be laying a wreath.

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Lydney, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Isn't really much to say on this, except it is a must-see for everyone. Also, getting their early is essential to get a good spot, as sometimes there can be under 100 people there, but more often than not there is up to a thousand people there. You must see this!

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Vancouver
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228 reviews 228 reviews
140 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The ceremony is like that on Remembrance Day back home. A band plays the Last Post, some words are said by officials and some wreaths are laid with lots of spectators and some vets in the crowd. What is amazing is that this ceremony happens every night at 8pm sharp! The evening we were there at Menin Gate as a... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Every evening at 8pm the last post is played, by various visiting bands from all over. This is something every school child should witness

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Canton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This ceremon that dates back to 1928 goes on every evening of the year. Spectators range from acouple of hundred to over 2000. It makes one think about the brave people who gave their all for their country.

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is worth seeing but if you want to see it rather than just hear it aim to be there for 7.15 as it gets crowded quickly. The ceremony starts at 8

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