Ypres Salient WW1 Events
This page provides information about events related to the First World War taking place on and around the Ypres Salient battlefields. Index of listed events:
- Remembrance Ceremonies
Every Day — 20:00 hours
The Menin Gate, Ypres - Ieper
At 8 o'clock (20.00 hours) every evening the traffic through the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is stopped and buglers of The Last Post Association play Last Post followed by Reveille in a moving ceremony.Details of the Last Post Ceremony
Every 1st Friday of the month — 19:00 hours
Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing
The Last Post is played at the memorial on the first Friday of every month at 7 o'clock (19.00 hours). The ceremony was first started on the 7th June 1999 and is organized by the Comité du Memorial de Ploegsteert.
Saturday 26 June 2013
Location: St. George's Memorial Church, Ypres
Owing to the unfortunate damage to the Tank Memorial Ypres Salient (Poelkapelle) in a traffic accident, the annual commemoration ceremony organized by the Friends of the Tank Memorial Ypres Salient will take place in St. George's Church, Ypres.
The Friends of the Tank Memorial Ypres Salient will represent the Tank Memorial Ypres Salient at 20.00 hours at the Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres.
For information about the day's ceremony visit the Tank Memorial Ypres Salient (TMYS) website:
Annual Armistice Day Ceremony
Monday 11th November 2013
A number of commemorative events take place in Ypres to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day on 11th November 1918. The annual events include morning church services, a special Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing and an afternoon concert in St. Martin's cathedral.
Events for 2013 are as follows:
Remembrance Ceremony at the French National Cemetery Saint Charles de Potyze
Time: to be announced
For the location of this cemetery see our page at:
Morning Service at St. George's Memorial Church
Time: 09.30 hours
Attendance at the morning service is by ticket only. If you wish to apply for tickets contact St. George's Memorial Church via the website at:
Service in St. Martin's Cathedral, Vandenpeerboomplein, Ieper
Time: 09.30 hours
The Poppy Parade departs from Vandenpeerboomplein
Time: 10.15 hours
Open for everyone to join it, The Poppy Parade forms up near St. George's Memorial Church and marches off to the Menin Gate in advance of the bands and main parade. The Poppy Parade passes through the Menin Gate and halts in a specially reserved place to the east of the Menin Gate.
Special Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
Time: 11.00 hours
This service is a special Last Post Ceremony on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Armistice. The service will be attended by bands, a choir, Standards and wreath layers. A live projection of the ceremony will be shown on a large screen in the Grote Markt market square.
Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial
Time: 20.00 hours
The Last Post Ceremony on the evening of 11th November will be attended by some of the bands and Standards who participated in the morning ceremony.
Armistice Day in Ieper (Ypres) Events
For general information about the events for Armistice in Ypres, go to our page at:
Ieper - Ypres Events Information
Further information about the wide variety of local and cultural events held in Ieper during the year can be obtained from the Visitor Centre for Ypres and the Westhoek (formerly called the Ieper Tourist Office). The Visitor Centre is located in the Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen) in the centre of Ieper.
For information about the Visitor Centre, its location and contact details see our page at:
Visiting the Ypres Salient
For information about battlefield sites to visit, cemeteries, memorials and visitor accommodation see our page at:
For information on events in Belgium to commemorate the centenary, with other information about places to visit, accommodation you can visit this website: