The last post ceremony is definitely worth seeing. It can draw large crowds so get there early if you want a good view. Very respectfully done and quite moving.
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The last post was such an emotional experience. Every evening at 8pm the last post is sounded to remember the fallen from the 1st world war. There are the placing of wreaths by visitors and you can purchase memorials from local shops if you want...More
I strongly believe this is an event which has to be seen by all. I stayed in Ypres for four nights and watched this on 3 nights. It really is an amazing tribute to the fallen. Arrive early if you want to see properly as...More
My husband and I visited Ypres for a couple of days to see the last post. I was absolutely shocked how many people struggle to keep their mouths quite for a few minutes. Laughing and chatting through the whole thing!? Unbelievable. It is an incredible...More
This is a must for anyone visiting Ypres. The Last Post Ceremony is held nightly at the Menin Gate at 8:00p.m. and is a dignified and moving tribute. The ceremony lasts about 15 minutes and attracts a large number of visitors. It is advisable to...More
When you visit Ypers this is what it is about. Standing waiting for the "last post" i was lucky enough to stumble on the perfect spot and see this played two days running. The first there were three and the following evening ( the evening...More
Last night was the 30,956th time of the Last Post commemoration at the Menin Gate. I felt enormously privileged to attend this event which, it seems, has lost none of the solemnity or dignity for which it was originally intended. This was a truly moving...More