Last Post - Ieper - 11/11/2008
Hieronder een aantal foto's van de Last
Post onder de Ieperse Menenpoort op dinsdag 11 november 2008 om 11.00 uur.
find below some photographs of the special Last
Post ceremony at the Menin Gate on Tuesday, November, 11th, 2008 at 11.00
Probably a record crowd at Ieper this year.
poppies of the British Legion.
of the buglers.
Slosse, head of the Iepers tourist office.
lot of press from all parts of the world.
by Benoit Mottrie, chairman of the Last
the right we see Governor Paul Breyne, Minister-President of Flanders Kris Peeters
and Luc Dehaene, burgomaster of Ieper.
by Bisschop Roger Vangheluwe,
Dominee Van Andel. The prayers are follwed by the Last Post.
Exhortation by the The Honorary Alan Griffin, Minister of Veterans Affairs of
by Pipe Major John Spoore, personal piper to the late Queen Mother.
laying by the several authorities.
Alan Griffin on behalf of the Government of Australia (left) and Minister Martin
Mansergh on behalf of the Government of Ireland.
Dehaene for the city of Ieper & Governor Breyne for the Province of West-Flanders
(left) and Ambassador Peter Kennedy of New Zealand & Ambassador Rachel Aron
of the United
Ovidiu Drango of Romania & Ambassador Radomir Diklic of Serbia (right).
Major Vindevogel, representative of the Minister of Defence.
General Sapru on behalf of the Indian Army.
Gunter Rauer, Chargé Counsellor, on behalf of the Ambassador of Germany
& Mr Freeman
on behalf of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (left) and Colonel Hadebe on behalf of the Ambassador of South Africa
& Colonel Moore on behalf of the Ambassador of Canada & Lt Col Buzzerio
on behalf of the Ambassador of the United States.
De Vos namens het Provinciecommando West-Vlaanderen en Kolonel Vanden
namens het CCMP
Bob Ferguson, Trustee, on behalf of the Royal British Legion (left) and Dr Akiba,
Mayor of Hiroshima, on behalf of the international network Mayors for Peace &
Mrs Sima Samar, laureate of the 3rd Ieper Peace Prize.
then it was time for members of the public to lay their wreaths.
Valliant Hearts" is played and poppies come down.
Kohima by Mr Eddie Hefferman, Overseas trustee of the RBL.
by the natinal anthems.
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