Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Story of TAPS...Thanks to the Troops

Is the melody which came to be known as TAPS found in the pocket of a boy in 1862 on a Civil War Battlefield? If you don't know the true story...click on this link to Snopes.com or the West Point link...

Snopes.com

West Point Web Site

The notes have come to mean someone is going through some heart-wrenching news and we all stand at attention, oftentimes, with our hand over our heart. They are beautiful soulful notes and truly do reflect the "end of day".

Blessings to all who are now serving or have served and their families...thank you! Now, we all need to fight to preserve the freedoms derived from the Constitution.

God Bless Us All!

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3 comments:

Sunflower Ranch said...

Just beautiful!! I had no idea how that song came to be. Thank you for your post and for providing these very interesting links. It is unfortunate we have been hearing so much of this haunting song the last few years. It is the price of freedom, I am afraid. I can only pray we don't hear it for our country. God Bless all those who wear or have worn the uniform of the United States. May we always have the freedom to uphold the Constitution against our enemies, foreign and domestic.

Fleapirates said...

Well, ya learn something every day! Thank you, SG! God Bless!

patbiv said...

Hey, Super G. Your make my emotions run the gamet, thanks.
Pat