D-DAY commemorations broadcast throughout the world ended with the Last Post played by a Brighouse musician.
The Queen, Prime Minister Tony Blair, French president Jacques Chirac, thousands of D-Day veterans and millions of people worldwide heard Lance Cpl Andrew Beaumont perform the Last Post at the British War Cemetery in Bayeux.
The cornet piece came at the end of an emotionally-charged memorial service at the cemetery on Sunday morning.
Bayeux Military Cemetery is the largest British World War II graveyard in France.
Lance Cpl Beaumont, 30, plays with the Kings Division Normandy Band.
He grew up in Brighouse and attended Rastrick High School.
He is stationed at Weeton Barracks near Preston and has been in the Army for 11 years.
Lance Cpl Beaumont said: "That's probably the most important thing I'll ever do in my Army career."
He met many of the veterans over the weekend and heard their experiences of the D-Day landings.
He said: "I spoke to quite a few over the weekend and it was very moving."
His proud parents Robert and Anne, both 60, of Wherwell Road, Woodhouse, watched their son during the televised services held to mark the sacrifice of thousands of Allied servicemen who were killed during the D-Day landings.
Andrew has been principal trumpet in the band for six years.