History of "Taps"--US Memorial Day

Sometimes social media can enhance our education on a holiday, in this case Memorial Day in the U.S.A. This History Channel video gives a poignant look into how the ceremonial military funeral bugle song "Taps" (and lyrics) developed. "Taps" was played by Army bugler Keith Clarke at President John F. Kennedy's burial (today would be Kennedy's 100th birthday).

Lyrics to "Taps":

This brief post is a reminder to pause today and use social media to honor servicemen and women.

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