Not quite done when the lights come on, that is. Still one more thing do do. After all, they don't leave those lights on all night long at the Monument.
So no, not quite done when the end of the show approaches. Recall that Boy Scouts troop I mentioned. At this time they were assembled on stage to Retreat the Colours (since it won't be illuminated all night, the flag must be taken down from the flagstaff).
What the Park Service also does at this time, is invite all Active Duty, Reserves, Veterans, and family of any individuals Killed in Action onstage also. At that point, the Scout Troop (I expect there's frequently some group that's here and invited to perform the Retreat ceremony) sent up their Colour Guard to Retreat the Colours, which always includes folding the flag. Then, that flag was passed to the assembled Active Duty, Reserves, Veterans, and family who passed it hand-to-hand through the entire group, returning it to the Park Ranger.
I'd put the size of the audience somewhere around 1000 - 1500 people, as a guess; there's a 'balcony' area (the plaza at the top of the auditorium) and I couldn't tell how many people were up there because we were about half-way down the auditorium. I did do a rough head count of the people on stage (not counting the Park Ranger or the Scouts troop) and it came out to this:
Three files of 32 ranks.
I know for sure there were at least two Vets in the audience that didn't go down onstage. I had my camera kit there and didn't want to make my relatives carry it; and my brother-in-law is retired Navy. I fully expect there were other Vets who didn't go onstage either, for whatever their reasons.
Still, it was good to see that Really good.
Today, it's off to one of two places; either Rapid City itself (sis & B-i-L live outside of town, much as we do out on teh Ranch), or Deadwood. I'll let you know.