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“Stunning Memorial to the fallen”

Menin Gate Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Spalding, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Memorial to the fallen”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This site is so evocative and the destination for many people in Belgium. The visual of the memorial is magnificent, but when the names are added of those with no known grave, it is without equal.

Visited June 2014
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“Menin Gate Memorial”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Such an amazing building and you can't help reading all the names inside and on the outside even if you don't have a relative that you are looking for.

Visited June 2014
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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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“Well worth seeing”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Makes you realise just how many people lost their lives so we can live like we do today. Well worth spending a bit of time reading some of the names and appreciating what they, and their families, went through.

Visited June 2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, England
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“A must see”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Great bit of architecture with so man names of the men without a grave. The last post by the Ypres Fire brigade makes the hairs on the back of you neck raise.

Visited June 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“A moving ceremony”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The ceremony was a fitting memorial to those who fell in WW1 but were never found.
My advice would be to be there at least 45 minutes before the start.

Visited June 2014
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