The Last Post

In military tradition, The Last Post is the trumpet or bugle call sounded at 10 pm each night to mark the end of the day's activities.

At military funerals and commemorative services, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, it is sounded as a final farewell and as a symbol that the duty of the dead is over, their day has drawn to a final close and they can rest in peace.

During the sounding of The Last Post all members in uniform are to stand to attention and salute. Armed parties are to be given the command to present arms.

At Remembrance Day ceremonies, The Last Post is to be sounded at 11 am precisely.

See: A download page for an MP3 audio file of The Last Post