Monday, May 27, 2019

'Taps' from the U.S. Army Field Band and WOOD-TV for Memorial Day

A somber Memorial Day to my readers.  To commemorate the patriotic holiday that is also the unofficial start of summer, I'm sharing Taps from the United States Army Field Band.

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

Members of our Soldiers' Chorus honor our fallen brothers and sisters with an arrangement of the bugle call, Taps.

featuring Hooahcappella- Sgt 1st Class Michaela Shelton, Staff Sgts Ian Bowling, Timothy Coombs and Megan Pomales
by Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield and 1st Lt. Oliver W. Norton
arrangement: Meegan Samantha Coleman
audio: Staff Sgt Madeline Brumback
video: Staff Sgts Trent Urquhart and Ian Bowling
For those of my readers who wish to hear "Taps" as a bugle call, WOOD-TV provides that, as well as a Michigan angle, in Marine Pfc. Laura Velderman plays taps.

Hopkins High School graduate Laura Velderman, now a Marine, plays taps on her trumpet ahead of Memorial Day.
Have a somber Memorial Day, everyone.

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