Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, 8 p.m.
The daily tribute to the fallen

The daily act of remembrance

The salute to the FALLEN

The Last Post, the traditional final salute to the fallen, is played by the buglers of the Last Post Association in honour of the memory of the soldiers of the former British Empire and its allies, who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War (1914-1918). It is the intention of the Last Post Association to maintain this daily act of homage in perpetuity.

Every evening at exactly 8 o’clock, the police halts the traffic passing under the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in the Belgian city of Ieper to allow the buglers to play their simple but moving tribute.

Everyone can attend this Last Post Ceremony free of charge, without the need for prior reservation, unless you wish to actively participate.


We will remember them

The Last Post Association is an independant, voluntary and non-profit-making organisation of local people from Ieper. It was this association that first founded the Last Post Ceremony back in 1928 and it is still responsible for the day-to-day running of this unique act of homage.

Started on

2 July 1928

Every day

At 8 p.m.

Total no. of ceremonies



365 days a year

Stay informed


Please find below the latest news items published by the Last Post Association. 

Last Post Associaton - WWI remembrance

VE-Day: Speech

08/05/2024 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Ladies and gentleman, dames en heren, Let…
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