Reveille or Rouse
Remembering our heroes
"Reveille" originated in medieval times, possibly around 1600, to wake the soldiers at dawn; "Rouse" was the signal for the soldier to arise.
Rouse is the bugle call more commonly used in conjunction with the Last Post and to the layman is often incorrectly called Reveille.
Although associated with the Last Post, Reveille is rarely used because of its length.
Today, the Rouse is associated with the last Post at all military funerals and services of Dedication and remembrance. It is played on the completion of one minute's silence, after the Last Post has been sounded. It calls the soldier's spirit to rise and prepare for another day.
The bugle call played after the 'Silence' during any ANZAC Day ceremony is as follows:
- ANZAC Day Dawn Service: 'Reveille'.
- ANZAC Day services and Remembrance Day services at other times of the day: Rouse'.