Menin Gate

Every evening since 1928, the Last Post has been sounded at 8.00 pm, performed by a team of local buglers under the imposing memorial arches of the Menin Gate. It is inscribed with the names of almost 55,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died on the Flanders battlefields and who have no grave. This daily tribute serves to honour the memory of the soldiers of the British Empire, who fought and died in Ypres Salient during the First World War. It is a thought-provoking experience, well worth observing with your group.