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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A memorable Remembrance Ceremony

A moving ceremony to remember all those who died in the Ypres area during the 1st World War. The ceremony is held every evening at 8pm. I arrived an hour before that and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A moving ceremony to remember all those who died in the Ypres area during the 1st World War. The ceremony is held every evening at 8pm. I arrived an hour before that and there were already people waiting. By 7.15pm the crowds were 5 or 6 deep. On the evening I went, a member of the Leicestershire Yeomanry was specifically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

As If I could my hear this I read the plaque saying that they play The last Post every evening at 8pm. Which is very emotional and I would have loved to hear it it as I am profoundly deaf and was disappointed not to be able to hear it sad eh. But I expect those who could hear are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went to this ceremony on a cold windy week day evening. It was very well attended and everyone maintained the silence. It was good to see people still remembering WW1 in this way and keeping alive the memory of all the people whose names are written on the wall. If anyone thinks this doesn't matter any more, go and read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This act of remembrance is a very moving experience this was the second year that we have attended this tribute to those who lost their lives over a hundred years ago as it was near Anzac Day we heard the HAKA performed by the New Zealand and Australian armed forces and the lovely hymn Lead Kindly Light. This is always... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My third visit to pay my respects to the fallen! Words really cannot describe this experience! My great great uncle is buried in Ypres and this is a wonderful place to hear the last post! A big thank you to the Belgians for this act of rememberanc every single day! A very very moving experience! Get there early to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Service is definitely a wonderful and moving tribute, carried out with the upmost respect to those who fought (and did not survive). It was a very solemn and emotional ceremony, not to be missed. We walked up the Menin Gate (from the Market Square), arriving at 7:40pm for the 8pm start and there were already about a hundred or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Saturday April 25th 2015. In addition to the normal ceremony, this evening coincided with ANZAC day. We were privileged to hear, in addition to the "standard" Last Post ceremony, a selection of Maori and Australian songs and music from the New Zealand and Australian forces. As you may know, the Menin Gate lists some 56,000 names, British and Commonwealth soldiers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I'm not at all sentimental about the world wars, but being at the Menin gate in Ypres for the last post caught me by surprise & threw up a whole bunch of emotions! 1,000 thanks to the 2 trumpet players for all the split notes and mistakes which brought me back down to earth and saved me from making a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Each evening, without fail, through every kind of weather imaginable, the Last Post Ceremony to remember the dead and missing of the Great War is held at the Menin Gate in the town of Ypres, Belgium. We last attended the ceremony in 2012 and it still draws a crowd. It is very moving and emotional and not to be missed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a special and very moving experience which had me in tears. This takes place at 8pm every night and I would recommend getting there a good bit earlier as it is really busy. Poignant tribute on the night I visited to David Lewis of the Irish Regiment with a summary of his short life narrated then a wonderful... More 

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