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Reviewed today via mobile

We have visited the Menin Gate quite a few times and it always chokes me up that the Belgians halt the traffic every night and play the last post in grateful memory of all the poor souls who lost their lives during World War 1. It was particularly poignant this time as it was 11/11/2018. Please visit this memorial if you can as you will not comprehend the thousands of names of poor soldiers who have no known grave. Chances are you will spot the name of a potential relative. I found a few names that I will research.

Thank 505gailm
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

visited here a few times but never on the 11th. It was extremely busy with people of all ages and nationality attending to remember the fallen. I cannot stress how moving a tribute it is to see the town carry out the last post every evening at 8pm. I believe the service in the day was very moving. we attended for the 8pm one as we usually do and that was equally as busy. big screens were set up in the square to enable a vast crowd to take in the events at the gate. Even the Prime Minister of Belgium was in attendance and very graceful when greeting the crowds. If was a very fitting tribute to remember the men, women and animals who gave all so that we have our tomorrow. I will continue to visit as often as able and was pleasantly suprised at how many young people and children attended.

Thank MrsDouglas568
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed our first visit to Menin Gate as part of 100 year commemorations. Beautiful memorial,=. Moving to see the names of so many from many countries who lost their lives

Thank Lord E
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone should visit at least once. If you are there at 8 pm you will be blessed with a rendition of the last post, a short memorial service.

Thank John M
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Reviewed yesterday

The most moving yet inspirational experience walking with the servicemen women and veterans to the centenary memorial service at the Gate.
This shoud be on every school curriculum.

RIP those who fell and died that we may live free

Thank Christopher T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited twice over the Armistice weekend marking a hundred years since the end of WW1. Witnessed the last post the eve before then the ceremony on Sunday 11th November. This is something everyone should do to understand the sacrifice made by a generation. Despite it being a busy weekend we were able to park on the street heading into Ypres. The military bands played beautifully.

Thank sharri91
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing humbling place to visit. Beautiful city. Square has many bars and cafes. Lots of little shops. Well worth a visit

Thank karenbX6447OZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited as a group of ex servicemen. Every night at 20.00hrs the play the last post, we have all been on parades and heard this countless times. This time it moved EVERYONE of us, even the Marine amongst us (supposedly the toughest of the lot) had a tear in his eye, as did I. Get there early as the crowds seem to appear from nowhere. The respect shown by locals and visitors alike is amazing. A must see at least once in your lifetime. Just read the thousands of names of soldiers they did not find and stop to think about that whilst you are there!!

Thank ayresomelad
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Large memorial which is in Ypres dedicated to the Unknown brave soldiers who died in the war,in the help for peace.The last post is played at 8 pm every night.Well worth a visit.

Thank Brian I
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place,busy as a thoroughfare during the day and cordoned off for the evening ceremony each evening,where you are transported to a place of peace and salutation.To say it is moving and humbling is an understatement.Should be on every world weary individual`s bucket list.It will change you.

Thank Sianie M
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