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Last Post ceremony
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

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.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

You can't really visit Ypres and not attend the Last Post. It's a united coming together of respect for those who died keeping us free. A very moving moment.

Thank sue186356
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This takes place at 8.00 pm every night and is always well attended - very poignant and well worth a visit

Thank AnneStockport
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We visited the Menin Gate in Ypres, where, at 20:00hrs, a lone bugler plays The Last Post. This is a haunting and evocative dedication to the hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth citizens who have died in the two major conflicts and the 20th century and in subsequent wars and conflicts. On the walls of The Menin Gate are etched the names of the almost 60,000 British and Comminweath war dead whose bodies have never been recovered. The playing of The Last Post is followed by a short service of remembrance. It was wonderful to see how many younger people were there to pay their respects.

1  Thank TittiBelle
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

So moving.. really makes you get a lump in your throat. This was one of the best experiences in my life, and I plan to go back and witness it again.

1  Thank Ben R
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