Our lunch stop was at a pizza place run by Canadians from Sarnia Ontario (near my home town -- we shared memories).
We went on to the Canadian Gate and the Crest Farm Memorial, a place where Canadians lost a high point then spent 13 days regaining it, at extremely high cost.
Link to Video of Tyne Cot
We were amazed by the artifacts we saw at an unchanged site. It's a private place that's been cleaned up but not altered, where you can see a huge crater, now water-filled, trenches and their roofing, barbed wire and the posts used to string it, shell casings and many other things just lying around, as they were 100 years ago.
Back in Ypres, we walked along the ramparts to the Menin Gate where we could see the names of the Canadian missing, along with thousands from other Allied Countries.
After dinner, we walked to the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony. Carol, accompanied by Brock and Walt, laid a wreath on behalf of all of us. [see video below] We felt very honoured to be part of this moving event.
Photos of the Day
Video of Carol and the Menin Gate Ceremony