Menin Gate

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historical war monument Nov 08, 2011
There are few things in this world that have almost moved me to tears but the proud moment of parading for the laying of wreath's at 'Last Post' is one of them.

Until you visit this site, the enormity of tragic loss of life in WWI cannot be comprehended. A magnificent structure dedicated to British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell within the Ypres salient and who could not be buried as their bodies were never recovered.

I walked around for hours lost in a sea of names, and then returned at night for the Last Post. A bugler sounds the Last Post at 20.00hrs every evening.

A very touching, and moving experience even more so around the time of Remembrance Sunday.
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