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“Last Post Ceremony” 5 of 5 stars
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Last Post ceremony
Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Last Post Ceremony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Very moving especially when there is a wreath laying ceremony.
Get there early if you want a front view as it can get crowded.

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“WELL WORTH A VISIT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Get there early to make sure you get a good view... After walk the ramparts and also got to the cemetary on the ramparts

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“Sombre & Moving Ceremony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

When we attended the daily 8pm ceremony there were nearly eight hundred other visitors and it was very crowded. Very moving and thought provoking. Slightly spoilt by too many young onlookers who spoilt the atmosphere by talking and being noisy.

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“Humbling and inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Each time we have been to Ypres we have attended the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate. This year we had the honour of laying a wreath during one of the ceremonies held every evening at 8pm. It was a very moving occasion. The procedure was outlined to us very briefly but we copied the people in front of us - ladies from the British Legion. The only down side was that some people wore really casual clothing (shorts and denims) and to me this is not showing due respect to the WW1 dead. Another fabulous experience in Ypres.

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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Needs to be seen - on every night at 8pm but get there for about 7.15 latest. Stand at the front if you can otherwise you will not see much as it gets very crowded

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