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30,000th Last Post - A tribute to the tribute

The fascinating story of the ceremony About the book In 2015 the unforgettable strains of the Last Post will sound for the 30,000th time under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres. In the run-up to this unparalleled landmark, award-winning photographer Philip Vanoutrive spent a full year following the world-renowned ceremony and its daily act of […]

30,000th Last Post – A tribute to the tribute

30,000th Last Post - A tribute to the tribute

On 9 July 2015 On 09/07/2015 the Last Post will be blown for the 30,000th time under the Menin Gate in Ieper. To celebrate this unique occasion, GoneWest (the cultural remembrance programme of the Province of West Flanders) is organizing with the Last Post Association and actor Wim Opbrouck (the guiding spirit behind the initiative) […]

365 stories of soldiers

Last Post Association 365 stories

11 November 2014 – 10 November 2015 Every day for a year – from 11 November 2014 to 10 November 2015 – the Last Post Ceremony will draw special attention to particular soldiers, whose lives and deaths can tell us something about the terrible conflict in which they were involved. Their stories are stories of […]

The Great War Remembered Concert on 11/11/2014

Concert The Great War Remembered - Last Post Association

Armistice 2014 On Armistice Day (11/11/2014) at 04.30 PM the Last Post Association organizes ‘The Great War Remembered Concert’ in the Ypres Saint-Martin’s Cathedral. This concert contributes to the commemoration by turning time back 100 years and to submerge the audience in the atmosphere of the Great War through instrumental and vocal music, in combination […]

4th Ypres Memorial Tattoo on 28/09/2014

4th Ypres Memorial Tattoo on 28/09/2014

Market square Ieper The 4th Ypres Memorial Tattoo is again organized this year by the Last Post Association and “Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums” on Sunday the 28th of September at 4.00pm in Ypres market place in the shadow of the famous cloth hall.It is almost one hundred years ago that thousands of troops in […]

Kim Phuc will attend the Last Post Ceremony

Kim Phuc Last Post Ieper

On 23/03/2014 Phan Thị Kim Phúc, O.Ont (born 1963) is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The iconic photo taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut shows her at about nine years of age running naked on […]

A delegation of the Last Post Association travels to Australia

Vlag Australië

To Perth and Canberra On Thursday, 20 March 2014, a delegation of the Ypres Last Post Association will arrive in Perth, Australia. The delegation, consisting of chairman Benoit Mottrie and buglers Dirk Vandekerckhove and Tonny Desodt, will participate in several services. The delegation has been invited by Glenn Sterle, Senator for Western Australia, who attended […]

No traffic under the Menin Gate

Last Post Associaton Ieper / ypers

Between 19.30 and 20.30. City of Ieper, Last Post Association and Commonwealth War Graves Commission work together to optimize traffic flow and safety at the Menin Gate During the past year and a half, there has been a noticeably strong increase in the number of visitors to Ieper and the front region. With the start […]