Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Menin Gate ceremony video

I filmed the entire ceremony, just over 9 minutes, but you can easily skip the middle half.

If you didn't know, the walls of this monument are inscribed with the names of the WW1 allied soldiers who have no known grave. It includes thousands of Australians. We attached just a sample in yesterdays blog. There's far too many of them. Far too many.

The city of Ypres conducts this simple ceremony every evening and thousands are drawn to it.  A very rough estimate put this crowd at around 1500.

And those 4 bugles, perfectly in time, in that acoustic chamber... It really was a very special experience and we're very proud to be able to share it with you..


  1. Hey Dad,
    Can't watch this video. I can see the picture of it, but when I click play it goes to a black screen that just says 'This video is private'. Maybe something is wrong is the permissions or settings?
    I know Grandma would really like to watch it.

    Love you!
    Love keeping up with your adventures!

  2. P.S. It's Rho :)


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