The Last Post
Chief Petty Officer Andrew Stapleton plays the Last Post at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Baghdad, 2004. Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy
The Australian War Memorial, in its section on the Anzac Day Tradition, says 'The Last Post is the trumpet or bugle call sounded at 10 pm each night to inform soldiers that they should be inside their quarters for the night. It is also sounded at military funerals and commemorative services ... to indicate that the soldier has completed his life's work and has entered into his rest.'
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Last updated: 18th January 2007