Menin Gate Memorial

Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres)

Menin Gate Memorial
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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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NorthStar755425
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Oct 2019
Been to last post ceremony several times and always amazed at how many people turn up. It takes place every evening rain or shine and lasts up to 30 minutes. Always a dignified turnout and well worth a visit. The gate itself is a reminder of those who died in the great war.
Written June 10, 2020
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK576 contributions
May 2022
Following our visit to Tyn Cott Cemetery we went into Ypres . Entering the town stands the Menin Gate a monument that lists over 54,000 servicemen who died and are stilling missing. The names are inscribed on stone panels inside the memorial . We read that every evening at 8 pm the last post is sounded.
Written June 4, 2022
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LanceSmallshaw
La Hulpe, Belgium175 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Another opportunity to visit the Menin Gate while staying in Ypres again. The 8pm ceremony by the last post association is always full with all ages. The meeting point before and after is a super family owned bar next to the Ypres Inn over the road next to it called the OL or Owl. The feel and sense of respect of the place continues to ring through the ages. Everyone must visit it once in their lives I have been to do it more often.
Written April 18, 2022
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conrad57
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium987 contributions
Apr 2020
During Covid19 soft lock down period spring 2020 there were as good as none visitors to the Menin Gate Memorial. The beauty of it's architecture and it's commemorative value was even more impressive than in normal circumstances. How impressive; a signature of British presence, suffering and endeavours during WW1 in the city of Ypres and around in the Salient.
Written June 15, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,638 contributions
Apr 2022
This memorial is a place that you should definitely visit if you're in Ypres. It's free to enter, and it is sobering to consider all the many names that are engraved on it of those lost during the war. When we visited, there were a large number of wreaths and flowers that people had placed in remembrance. The memorial is a short walk from the Cloth Hall, and you can also climb to the ramparts and walk along the river. We spent about 20 minutes in the area and looking at the names and tributes.
Written June 20, 2022
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Allister16
Wigan, UK249 contributions
Mar 2020
Firstly the town of Ypres is such a beautiful place you will love it. We stayed there for two days to explore the town and visit the Menin Gate and whiteness the last post ceremony which takes place every night. Truly moving and what a beautiful memorial to the missing. I will never forget it.
Written August 17, 2020
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Hilary R
Hitchin, UK88 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I have been here several times and it never ceases to move me. Even in the middle of the day, when the sun is shining, it brings a chill to the soul to see the names of so many who were lost in battle. Not only a fitting tribute, but also very informative, with lots of displays explaining the context of the names.
Written August 4, 2020
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stableview2018
Ascot, UK13 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing that they still bugle the last post every day and have done every day since WW2. They moved it to Surrey during the war. Such a beautiful way to remember the fallen. After the service there are great places to visit and eat in the square nearby
Written January 17, 2020
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Werther Veulemans
Leuven, Belgium517 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Impressive monument to remember the First World War. Each day at 20.00 o’clock sharp they perform the Last Post. It’s the closest thing you can get to the First World War.
Written December 29, 2018
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brian J
runcorn9 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
I am so glad that I knew this place 20 years ago before it became a vile theme park! The behaviour of some people at the 8pm last post here was disgusting, pushing and shoving, I nearly got pushed over in the crush. May I suggest the the council of Ypres organise better crowd control, the fair in the centre of town did nothing to enhance the ambience...a fair on the day after the commemoration of the beginning of The Great War? Disgusting! I will never return!
Written August 9, 2014
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