“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Remembrance Day, 11 November 2020
Service of Remembrance
The Last Post & Rouse
The “Last Post” is either an A or a B♭ bugle call, primarily within British infantry and Australian infantry regiments, or a D or an E♭ cavalry trumpet call in British cavalry and Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery), and is used at Commonwealth military funerals, and ceremonies commemorating those who have lost their lives in war.
“The Rouse” is a bugle call most often associated with the military in Commonwealth countries. It is commonly played following “Last Post” at military services, and is often mistakenly referred to as “Reveille”. The use of both “Last Post” and “The Rouse” at cenotaph ceremonies in Commonwealth nations essentially turns the two-minute silence into a ritualized night vigil.