Newsletter June 2017
Governor-General New Zealand.
On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand attended the daily Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper. Chairman Benoit Mottrie of the Last Post Association: "The visit of the Governor-General underlines the strong bonds between the people of New Zealand and Belgium and the Last Post Association. We were deeply honoured by the visit of the New Zealand Governor-General."
Pictures can be found on our Facebookpage.
Centenary of Passchendaele - The Third Battle of Ieper - 30 & 31/07/2017.
The commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as Passchendaele, will take place on 30 & 31/07/2017.
All members of the Last Post Association are invited to follow the traditional Last Post Ceremony on Sunday 30/07/2017 on the large screen on the market square in Ieper. Registration is however necessary. Due to security reasons, access to the Menin Gate will not be open to the public.
The ceremony will be followed by a series of live performances in Ypres’ rebuilt Market Square, that tell the story of the Battle. Images and film will also be projected onto the town’s famous Cloth Hall.
On Monday 31 July 2017, the centenary of the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, the focus will shift to the 12,000 graves and 35,000 names on the Memorial Wall to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passendale, which bears witness to the ferocious battle. The ballot has now been closed.
Members of the Last Post Association who would like to be present on the daily Last Post at Ieper at 8.00 PM on Monday 31/07/2017 are kindly asked to request their tickets (max. 2 tickets per member) for the reserved LPA-member area on firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served.
Tickets Concert The Great War Remembered - 11/11/2017.
On Armistice Day (11/11/2017) at 04.30 and 7.30 p.m. the Last Post Association will organize the 14th 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.
Tickets are now available.
Our members support us.
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 it is the Association that is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage. A (lifetime) membership of the Last Post Association offers you an opportunity to support us and helps people to remember and understand the meaning of our daily tribute.
Watch our short videos and learn why these members support the Last Post Association.
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NEW / NIEUW: DVD Concert 2015.
The DVD of the concert The Great War Remembered on 11/11/2015 can now be ordered. The DVD tells the story of a British family during the Great War. The story is supported by a high level selection of instrumental and vocal music, combined with orginal First World War images.
By ordering the DVD, you support the work of the Last Post Association.
Order your lapel badge(s)
You can order online your lapel badge(s) to show your support for the Last Post Association. Our lapel badges are being worn by supporters worldwide. You simply need to follow the instructions on our website. After receipt of your order and payment, your lapel badge(s) will be sent to your home address.
Order your lapel badge(s).
You can also order the Last Post CD.
90 years Menin Gate + 100 years CWGC.
On Monday, 24 July 2017 at 11.00 AM, a special ceremony will be organized by the Commonwealth War Graves Commisssion. This ceremony will mark the 90th anniversary of the unveiling of the Menin Gate and the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
All members of the Last Post Association are invited to attend this ceremony. No tickets are needed.
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 it's the Association that today is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage under the Menin Gate in Ieper.