Awhile back when I posted about the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium I covered the Last Post Ceremony which has been held every evening beginning in 1927, except for when the Germans occupied Ypres from 1940-44. You can read that post by clicking here.
By agreement between the Belgian authorities, the Last Post Association and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the nightly ceremony is continuing, with one bugler and NO AUDIENCE. You can read about this by clicking here.
James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges.
An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.
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