"54.896 names . . ." Top 5 Page for this destination Menin Gate Tip by filipdebont
Menin Gate, Ieper: 52 reviews and 116 photos
This Menin Gate (Menen poort) is an imposing monument. Not only because of its architecture.
But mostly because of the 54.896 names of soldiers missing in action.
But it still happens that soil works in the region; result in the finding of war gear, like ammunition, tools, weapons, and even remains of fallen soldiers. Then by the help of the name tags (or even by letters hidden in the clothing) the bodies can be identified, and then this name(s) are erased from the Menin Gate.
Every evening there is the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate at 8 pm. (see my Last Post tip)
Address: End of Menenstraat
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