Sights in Ypres
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Unveiled in 1928, the memorable white-stone Menenpoort is a huge gateway inscribed with 54,896 names of British and Commonwealth troops lost in the quagmire of WWI, who have no graves. Every evening at 8pm, traffic is halted while buglers sound the Last Post, a moving tradition that started in 1928. Every evening the scene is different. The buglers might be accompanied by pipers, troops of cadets, a choir or a military band that marches back to perform in the Grote Markt afterwards. Check the listing calendar posted near the gate’s southwest corner. The gate looks especially impressive at night.