The Weekend Special - Remembrance - Menin Gate in Ypres

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a very big and
moving war memorial in Ypres (Belgium). 

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An older picture of me in front of the Menin Gate

It is dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who
were killed during World War I and whose graves are unknown.
The place of the memorial is chosen very attentively.
It marked the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town
that led Allied soldiers to the front line.  

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Sideview of the Menin Gate - Own picture

The Menin Gate was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and
was built by the British government.
The revelation of the monument took place on July 24th. 1927.

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The Menin Gate in the evening before the Last Post Ceremony - own picture

In 1927, the citizens of Ypres wanted to express their gratitude towards
those who had given their lives for Belgium's freedom.

Every evening at 8 p.m buglers from the local fire brigade close
the road which passes under the memorial and sound the Last Post
(since 1928). 

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During the Last Post Ceremony it always is busy. 
You'll never be alone there. 

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A lot of walls with names from killed soldiers whose grave is never found....