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EU Council at special Menin Gate ceremony

EU Council attend Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate

27 June 2014

The European Council met in Ieper on 26 June. As part of the event, twenty eight heads of Government from across Europe also attended a special Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, and unveiled a new 'peace bench' in the garden adjacent to the gate.

The peace bench was specially designed for the event, and the copper banding encircling the bench was crafted by CWGC craftsmen. The banding has cut-outs of the word 'peace' in a range of European languages.

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