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Last Post ceremony

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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Attended the Last Post with family group Cold winter night so only about 100 people in attendance Cermony starts at 8pm so arrive well before to get a good view Sheer scale... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the Last Post with family group Cold winter night so only about 100 people in attendance Cermony starts at 8pm so arrive well before to get a good view Sheer scale of names on the Memorial of soldiers without a grave is thought provoking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very moving ceremony. Was here new years eve for last post where a man from the welsh fusiliers laid the wreath. I myself left a poppy cross which i brought from england, have been here a few times and it always moves me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with members of the armed forces and they said it was very moving and emotional. There was a Scottish regiment playing on one particular evening that was superb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect, fitting, sombre, touching, tasteful......... This is, in my opinion, a necessity to visit if in Belgium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Last Post is a bugle ceremony at 8pm every evening to mark those killed during WW1. It takes place under Menin Gate and has been happening for 90 years and lasts about 20 minutes. I'd highly recommend going to this. It's a moving ceremony and a chance to remember those who served.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several times and it never fails to make you think of the sacrifice of those young men.This ceremony is always well attended and the Ypres trumpeters are amazing in their dedication.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do for Ypres. Helps if you have an understanding of the remembrance service but very moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

It's moving, it's emotional. It's been occurring for nearly 100 years. It should be on every ones list.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

It was a cold night at the end of a long day so maybe I am not the best to review. Nevertheless here goes. The ceremony which lasts about ten minutes was moving but not anyway as much as walking around earlier in the day and seeing so many names on the monument. Interestingly, there were three men who I'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

A very moving experience to hear the haunting sounds of trumpet playing the Last Post beneath 54000 names of those who have no known grave around the Ypres salient.

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