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... out the accommodation (which is an excellent apartment for 4) we go for a walk into town. That evening Benoit takes us to the Menin Gate for a "Privileged" viewing spot for the Last Post Ceremony. It is a sober and moving ceremony.
We then walk to a local restaurant (Old Toms) for a Flemish dinner. ...
... that no one got to love the man he would have become. His future just gone in one bullet.
And this leads to the final thing I saw today.
One last headstone.
But I need to set the scene here.
I was walking along from the headstone of the 15 year old, and all the student people had already gone.
I was in the back of the group heading back to the bus, and most of the group was already back there leaving me sort of on my own.
... grabbing their food (including lunch for tomorrow), students were involved in the Last Post Ceremony. This ceremony is undertaking every night in the town of Ypres at the Menin Gate to commemorate all those who lost their lives fighting in World War 1. It was a very touching ceremony with Talara and Connor laying a wreath on behalf of the school.
After the brief ceremony we raced back to the hotel for dinner and hit the hay.
... There were an incredible number of Australians listed there. Lyn had given me the names of the soldiers that she had researched, so we searched the walls till we found their names.
Onto the ramparts to walk above the moat to Rijselpoort/Lille Gate, parts of which originated in the 14th C. On the other side of the gate, the Ramparts Cemetry, one of many ...
... to the Ypres Salient battlefields and The Menin Road, through which so many British and Commonwealth troops had passed on their way to the Allied front line. From 11th November, 1929 the Last Post has been sounded at the Menin Gate Memorial every night and in all weathers. The only exception to this was during the four years of the German occupation of Ypres from 20th May 1940 to 6th September 1944. The daily ceremony was instead continued in England at Brookwood ...