The Royal British Legion is recognised as the National Custodian of Remembrance.
Armistice Day is a national holiday in Belgium and is the recognised day of remembrance. A two minute silence at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh Month every year is the tradition observed.
If you wish to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate or deliver the Exhortation, you will need to contact the Last Post Association.
Royal British Legion Poppys, Crosses & Wreaths
For those visitors to Ypres (Ieper) who would like to obtain Poppys during their visit they can be obtained from virtually any cafe, bar or chocolate shop. They are also available in many outlets in Diksmuide, Ostend and Adinkerke (Tobacco City!) and are supplied by the Branch.
Poppys, Wreaths, Crosses, etc can also be obtained directly from the Branch. Please contact the Branch Secretary to discuss your personal requirements. If you are a local business who would like to support Ypres Branch of The Royal British Legion by hosting a collection box, please contact the Branch Secretary.
Wreaths can also be obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Office situated at Elverdingstraat 82, 8900 Ieper. The office is on the same road as St George's Church, on the opposite side a few hundred metres along. The office is open between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00.The office also has a database terminal available to visitors who may wish to find a fallen soldier's final resting place.