Thursday, May 26, 2016

Patriots (part 1) - Taps

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As Memorial Day approaches, I started another thread honoring all patriots that sacrificed, home and abroad, to keep us safe. It's a debt none of us can repay.

Words often fail to capture the depth of gratitude for those who have given their all. But John Wayne telling the story behind Taps from the American Civil War followed by Amazing Grace come close, as seen in the clip below:

Though there are no "official" words to Taps, here is a popular one:

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh. 

God bless all our patriots, who have given us a great country and the freedoms we enjoy, this Memorial Day!


Similar posts in the series:

America's Story (part 8) - Memorial Day, Gettysburg, and Amos Humiston (2012)

America's Story (part 13) - The Enola Gay (2013)

Pray4America (part 14) - We are Americans  (2014)

Nostalgia (part 5) - Big Band and World War II  (2015)

Music (part 4) - Armed Forces Medley (2016)


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