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I know I'm a day late, but I just heard the 24 notes.

keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

The 24 notes I'm referring to are Taps. I live right by the Madison Village Square and less than 100 yards from Behm's Funeral Home where a Veteran received his last Honors this morning before being laid to rest. I was working outside, first heard the 'Pipes and "Amazing Grace" followed by the Rifle Volley and Taps. It's been over 40 years since I served and it still chokes me up, even when I hear it on TV.

So a belated thanks to all Vet's.

Al H.


  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,648 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There have been several adaptations to Taps, here is one I prefer;

    Another so-called author of the words to Taps is Horace Lorenzo Trim (Feb. 26, 1849-Feb. 19, 1915) who was a Civil War Soldier. Although he is listed in many places on the Internet as the one who wrote the words to Taps, there is no proof that he wrote the “Day is Done” lyrics

    Here are the words he wrote:

    Here at Rest with the blest
    For his Country he did his best
    Put the flag on his breast
    Comrade rest.


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  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keets That was very well written. Thank you.

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