Last Post ceremony

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Carlvanloey
Edegem, Belgium419 contributions
Not allowed to stand still due to covid
Feb 2021 • Friends
The actual restrictions dont allow to gather in front of the gate. Police is present to warn you. So all tourists ate walking around slowly just befor 8pm.
At 8 police allows a short "stand still"
Written February 14, 2021
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Stephen H
Brussels, Belgium447 contributions
A Ypres "Must-See"
Jan 2021
Sobering, poignant, and a constant reminder of the loss. A must see event. Short, and too the point. Numbers vary depending on weather and time of year. 20h00 - on the dot!
Written January 16, 2021
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JaseBurton
Gloucester, UK42 contributions
Wonderful to see, but get there early
Jul 2020
This was a really meaningful ceremony and great to see under the perfect location.
Just get there early and be prepared to hang around for an hour as it gets full.
Written July 19, 2020
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium845 contributions
Honoring fallen heroes
Jun 2020
A wonderful way to honor fallen heroes from WWI. The ceremony takes place every evening at 2000 (8PM) and lasts only a couple minutes. I recommend arriving early to get a good spot near the front. I arrived shortly after 730PM and there were already people gathering.

Please be respectful and exercise silence throughout the ceremony. In large crowds there will inevitably be some disrespectful people, not only ruining the experience for others, but shamefully disrespecting the tribute being paid to our fellow war-fighters who died so that we may live.
Written June 15, 2020
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conrad57
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium987 contributions
Covid19 - Traditional style, very moving, only one bugler playing the "Last Post "
Mar 2020
During the Covid19 soft lock down period the Last Post Ceremony went on but was reduced to the basic traditional style with only one bugler. Having no attendants allowed or present under the gate, it was a very moving and solemn ceremony. It reminded me of the old days, with no traffic noice, no sound of people around and only one bugler playing the last post. Very, very moving and beautiful in it's simple version.
Written June 15, 2020
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Peter C
Toowoomba, Australia23 contributions
The tradition lives on
Mar 2020
Although Ypres was in lockdown on the Saturday night to buglers did their sacred duty and played. It was a very poignant moment - all there were moved by the dedication of the Ypre Fire Brigade who have never missed a parade. Well done and thank you from the Australians
Written March 23, 2020
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Danny S
Jakarta268 contributions
The gate is the symbol of Ieper
Feb 2020
It is worth the visit for people who are related to the soldiers who were involved in the battlefield.
Written March 8, 2020
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JennifersJourneys
Chicago, IL19 contributions
I Participated in Last Post Ceremony!
Mar 2020
I'm a military researcher who helps families learn what happened to their WWI, WWII, Korea or Vietnam service members. I first attended the Last Post in 2015. A friend told me that I could ask to lay a wreath - this I did not know! The Last Post website has details. I submitted a request a month ago to lay a wreath and was accepted. At the ceremony after speaking with the coordinator, he asked me to read the Offering after the bugles played and before we laid the wreaths! It was an honor.

The Last Post is conducted every night at 8 p.m. in Ypres at the Menin Gate. It is a moving ceremony and well attended each night. Get there by 7:30 to get a good spot along the ropes and bring a tissue as it is emotive.
Written March 6, 2020
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK958 contributions
Unmissable and moving
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of our primary reasons for visiting Ypres, the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate was a deeply moving experience. Despite it being a cold midwinter night, crowds had turned out to witness this nightly event. We were fortunate in being present when some wreaths of poppies were laid, and a guard of honour was performed by some young RAF cadets. But the focus was always going to be on the brass band and the three military trumpeters who played the haunting tribute to the thousands of soldiers of all nationalities who gave their lives on the battlefields around Ypres.
Impossible to forget. Brought tears to the eyes
Written February 22, 2020
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TopTraveller18
Four Marks, UK475 contributions
Laying A Wreath
Feb 2020 • Friends
At last Sunday's ceremony, I layed a wreath along with a friend to remember those soldiers who died for our futures in World War One. It was an honourable experience and the ceremony was a very fitting way to remember the soldiers who have up everything for us.

I would arrive early for the ceremony as it gets quite busy. Please visit if you are in the area.
Written February 19, 2020
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