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“A very moving ceremony.” 5 of 5 stars
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“A very moving ceremony.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A very moving ceremony, we got there about 7pm, an hour before the last post. It was empty and we could walk around the memorial all lit up as it was getting dark. At 7-30 we stood by the rope by the moat side of the memorial and waited for 8pm. The crowds started to build up and groups of school children arrived. By 7-50 the crowds had filled up inside the memorial and with the school children and others talking it was quiet noisy. The buglers arrived and the moment they marched off to play the last post it fell quiet and you could hear a pin drop. A very moving ceremony that was well attended, with everyone from the school children to the adults being very respectful.

Visited March 2014
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“Humbled and moved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A credit to the people of Leper, who do this every single evening a very moving ceremony.
From the daughter of a British soldier, thank you.

Visited July 2014
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“Don't go through life without a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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.

Visited May 2014
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“Get there early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“Very moving and uplifting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 sacrifice of so many ordinary young men who gave up their families and friends and showed such courage in "doing their bit". If you are not moved by this you are beyond redemption.

Visited July 2014
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