The Ode

LAST POST – ODE – REVEILLE
On Friday at 6pm the Last Post and Reveille are played and the Ode is recited. When the lights are turned off, those present are requested to stand and face the Wall of Remembrance. At the end of the Ode everybody is asked to respond by repeating the words:
‘WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”

As a mark of respect for the fallen, the Ode is recited at all New Zealand RSAs.


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

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E kore ratou e kaumatuatia
Penei ia tatou e mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa, pehea I nga ahuatanga o te wa
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa ki te aranga mai I te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tatou kia ratou