Suggested event outline for a traditional commemoration
- Begin by lowering flags to half-mast
- Introduction (2 mins)
- Reading of hymn, prayer or poem (2-5 mins)
- Speech (3 mins)
- Laying of wreath or poppies (3 mins)
- ‘The Ode’ (1 min)
- The Last Post (1 min)
- One minute silence (1 min)
- The Rouse or the Reveille is played while flags are raised slowly to the masthead (20 secs)
- National Anthem (1 min)
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The last post
The Last Post is often played at commemorative services. Listen here and download to use at your event.