Menin Gate Menepoort – The Last Post

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The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing (known also as Menepoort) is a war memorial to the many servicemen who lost their lives during World War I.

After the completion of Menin Gate,  the residents of the town wished to express their gratitude to the service personnel whom founght and liberated the town. Consequently, there is a memorial every evening at 8pm. The road through the arch is closed and crowds gather.

Here is a (poor quality) video of the Last Post.

 

Photo’s speak louder than words, and this is a moving and humbling experience.

Menin Gate

 

Menin Gate Menepoort

 

Menin Bridge

The Last Post

 

Menin Gate Menepoort

The inscription

 

Menin Gate Menepoort

Armed forces personnel

Where to stay near Menin Gate?

We stayed at Camping Jeugdstadion which is just a short walk from the memorial site.

This website will give you far more information. Well worthy of a read.

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