Newsletter November 2016
Concert 'The Great War Remembered' - 11/11/2016.
On Armistice Day (11/11/2016) at 04.30 and 7.30 p.m. the Last Post Association will organize the 13th edition of the ‘The Great War Remembered' Concert in St. Martin's Cathedral in Ieper. This concert seeks to turn back the clock 100 years, immersing the audience in the atmosphere of the Great War through a selection of instrumental and vocal music, combined with original First World War images.
Participants: Koninklijke Harmonie Ypriana (Concert Band), Chorus, Swigshift, Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums and Wannes Cappelle.
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11/11/2016: Armistice Day.
On Armistice, 11th November 2016, a special Last Post will take place at 11.00 a.m. and will be broadcast live on Channel One (Eén) of the VRT. There will also be the opportunity to follow the ceremony on a large screen on the market square in Ieper.
Special message for participants in the Poppy Parade prior to the 11 o'clock ceremony: only one person per wreath will be allowed access to the area at the Menin Gate specially reserved for wreath-layers; all other accompanying persons will be expected to take their place in the area reserved just outside the Menin Gate.
Field of remembrance
For several years already the Royal British Legion plants over thousands red cardboard poppies on the grass next of the Menin Gate two days prior to the 11th of November. Each poppy has a personal message of Remembrance from supporters of The Royal British Legion, to honour the courage of the British victims of the two World Wars and all wars since.
The poppies will be planted on 9 November by local school children, members from The Royal British Legion and The Royal British Legion Ypres Branch. There will be poppies available at Field on 9 November to allow people to write their own messages should they wish.
At 1100 on 10 November, the Field will be dedicated in a Service led by Reverend B Llewellyn, RBL Ypres Branch Chaplain and Priest in Charge of St George’s Memorial Church, Ypres. The Service is open to all.
Organisation: The Royal British Legion
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- 11.00 hrs: Inauguration Poppy Field
- 20.00 hrs: Special Last Post
- 12/11/2016 - 11.00 hrs: Ceremony at the Indian monument
The Last Post Association is an independent, voluntary, non-profit organisation. It was the Association that first founded the Last Post Ceremony back in 1928, and is the Association that today is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage.