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|Name||Philip & Amy Alfeld|
|Date||23 March 2010|
We had the privilege to watch the ceremony twice, on 12/03/10 and again on 13/03/10. This was the most memorable and moving part of our trip to the Ypres Salient and the Somme Battlefield. We congratulate the Association for providing a daily reminder to those who witness the ceremony of what an enormous sacrifice that Britain and her Commonwealth experienced during the Great War. We will never, ever forget it. Thank you.
|Organisation||Touched Productions, bringing the 2 worlds together|
|Date||7 December 2009|
I like to honour the people, and the Last Post Association for the daily discipline they have shown us hosting the ceremony in Ypres at 8 pm remembering all our brave men and women and all victims of the wars of the world.
|Organisation||Dallam School and 2nd Bolton le Sands Scouts|
|Date||28 November 2009|
I was very proud to be asked to lay a wreath at the Last Post - Special ceremony 11/11/2009 at 11.00. I was in Belgium as part of a school war graves trip and I wore my scout uniform when laying the wreath as I missed our own rememberance service in the UK.
A lady at the Menin gate told me so much about the medals people were wearing. I thought about a member of my own family who died in world war 1. It was quite shocking to see the number of names on the gate and at Thiepval. A wreath was also laid on a grave of a former pupil at our school. I will never forget this trip and the number of people who have given their lives in war.
|Name||Ruairi R Walsh|
|Date||16 November 2009|
Well done to all involved in the Last Post Association for organising the various events for Armistice Week last week. I was proud to be an Irish man standing at the Menin Gate at last week's ceremonies in tribute and in memory to my great-grandfather and the thousands who, like him, are named on the Menin Gate. As I stood there in tribute, I remembered the words of the Irish Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney: "They buried us without shroud or coffin, And in August the barley grew up out of the grave". May all those buried in Flanders Fields rest in peace.
|Organisation||Gravesham District Explorers|
|Date||15 November 2009|
I found being a guard of Honour at the Menin Gate ceremony on the 8th of November 2009 a very moving expierence and I shall never forget.
|Organisation||Gravesham District Explorer Scouts|
|Date||13 November 2009|
48 members of Gravesham District Explorer Scouts and Leaders set of on Friday morning of the 6th November at 8am on a trip they will remember for the rest of there life's taking part in a weekend of Remembrance in France and Belgium.
Visiting these places in one weekend before returning home at 11pm on Sunday the 8th November. Our first port of call was at Tyne Cott Cemetery were 12,000 Commonwealth soldiers are buried and we laid the first of two wreath. Then on to, Sanctuary Wood a muddy trench system & museum, Hill 62 & Caterpillar Crater. On Saturday we visited the Museum in Peronne and then to Guided Tour of Fricourt the German cemetery La Boisselle Lochnagar Crater which is 100m across a mine crater created by tunnelling under the German lines then exploding them this was one is 19 mines along the Messines Ridge the explosions were heard in London.
Then on to Thiepval a British Memorial to the 73,367 men still missing were we left more poppies. Beaumont Hamel Trench system were 800 left the trench but by the dead tree in no mans land only 68 were left. In the evening we have new friend with the Scouts of Cambria. On Sunday it was of to Wellington Quarry were 20,000 lived underground be for going over the top then on to Vimy Ridge the Canadian memory 30m high Vimy Ridge the Canadian trench system.
Before arriving at the Menin gate to be given the Honour to stand Guard over the wreath laying ceremony. To stand there at the head of our District watching my explorer scouts lower the flags as the last post was played had tears rolling down my face. And as they laid our wreath to the missing and fallen I know none of us will ever forget them or our weekend of rememberance. Here we were the Guard of Honour at the Ceremony on Remembrance Sunday flying and lowering of the flags, as the last post was played and then laying of a wreath. We Will Never Forget Andrew Andrew Martin ESL.
|Organisation||Agincourt 469th Scouts|
|Date||12 November 2009|
Your steadfast devotion to the memories of our fallen is far-reaching. Our troop learned of your kindness during a presentation by one of our volunteers who had the privilege of visiting your memorial during the summer months. Thank you for carrying out this solemn duty.
|Date||11 November 2009|
A lost relative, only 20 years old in 1917. We remember him, very proud and very sad.
|Date||11 November 2009|
As I am currently on an overseas posting I will miss the traditional Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, Canada which I have been fortunate enough to attend every year since my move to that city 27 years ago. In the absence of any local ceremony, I went to your website so that I could at least hear the Last Post without which a Rememberance Day is not complete for me. Thanks you and I look forward to attending the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate as soon as I have an opportunity to be in that part of the world.
|Date||7 November 2009|
I have been to the service at the Menin gate a lot and everytime I get a lump in my throat and a tear. The people in Ieper are very helpful and caring and I enjoy every trip I got o Ieper...Thank to all the people for looking after the war graves.
30,000 Acts of Remembrance
By the 9th July 2015 the buglers of past and present at the Menin Gate will have sounded the Last Post on 30,000 occasions. To commemorate this, the Last Post Association will publish a special edition book. We need your help!