What is the Last Post Ceremony?
Each day at 4.55 pm AEST, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, followed by the poignant strains of a Lament, played by a piper. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. At each ceremony the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour will be told. The Ode is then recited, and the ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.
Whose stories are told at the ceremony?
The Roll of Honour in the Cloisters lists the names of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations over more than a century. At each ceremony the story behind one of these names will be told.
How can I find out whose stories are being told?
Upcoming Ceremonies lists the name of the man or woman whose story is being presented on a particular day.