YPRES, Belgium – Dignitaries, officials, residents and families of soldiers are marking the 95th anniversary of the end of World War I at a memorial in the Flanders town of Ypres.
Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will join the ceremony and will receive 70 sandbags collected by Belgian schoolchildren from Commonwealth cemeteries. They will be taken to London and placed in the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks.
On Monday evening the sound of bugles playing the "Last Post" will echo under the Menin Gate, as it does every day, and red paper poppies will float down onto the public.
The Menin Gate contains the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives during World War I and have no known grave.