Last Post ceremony

The Last Post, traditionally the last salute to those who fell, is being played under the Menin Gate by the clarion players of the Last Post Association, every evening at 8 p.m. This clarion call has been given since 1928 in honour of the British and Allied soldiers who fell in the Ypres Salient during WW I. The latter was allied territory, jutting out into German occupied terrain. But on ‘the other side’ also, many lost their lives. Former enemies, today we’re all partners in a united Europe, turning the Last Post sounding into a signal of hope for the future.

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Time information

from 01-01-2020 to 31-12-2021
Monday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Tuesday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Wednesday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Thursday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Friday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Saturday 20:00 - 20:25 h
Sunday 20:00 - 20:25 h
It depends on the number of participants on the evening in question. The ceremony is seldom shorter than 10 minutes long, and seldom longer than 25 minutes.


Menenstraat - , Ieper


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