Menin Gate Video

13/07/2014 13:10

A most moving ceremony took place at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, where those with no known graves are recorded.  In this video you will see their names written on one of the many walls and the children in red-orange sweatshirts who came from schools in this country: two children from each school are being provided with the opportunity to visit the battlefields free.  The piper was one of the coach drivers and his moving lament after the Last Post can be heard on the video.  The video starts with noise of the crowd and this dies out to silence and at then end the noise when it came back sounded like a mighty storm in contrast.  A final clip at the end repeats the wreath laying ceremony as a reminder of why we were all there.  Click here for the video on Youtube:

youtu.be/GbTDuE11mrU