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.
2 July 1928
At 8 p.m.
Total no. of ceremonies
365 days a year
LAST POST News
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