We stayed in Ypres for 2 nights and did the Last Post Ceremony on our first night. I had heard about it, but still really had no idea what to expect. To be honest I was feeling a bit blasé about the whole thing. How wrong can you be!!! The ceremony was one of the most moving experiences of my life. It was a Friday evening and approx. 1,000 people witnessed the event.
During the ceremony people can lay wreaths if they wish, once this was done an Australian student sang our national anthem, completely unaccompanied. Then came the last post to conclude the ceremony. You could not fail to be moved in some way .
The only tip I can give, is to get there early for a good spot. We found the river end the best viewing. Right alongside the buglers.
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