Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ieper (Ypres) Novmber 11th 2009

The field of poppies

I attended the 11 o' clock service at the Menin Gate in Ieper (Ypres) today, to commemorate Armistice Day. I do not like to be in the "circus" on the road near the Gate so I observed from the old town walls. The following clip shows the field of poppies on the old walls, by the gate, followed by the last post.

The Last Post

The crowd at the town side of the Gate

Part of the parade at the front side of the Menin Gate

The Belgian War Memorial in Ieper

We will remember them


1 comment:

Emm said...

Gosh, that is visually stunning. I thought of you because I had to go to the British Foreign Legion to buy my poppies because I couldn't find any street vendors.