"taps.." A Veteran Story
January 14, 2021
Many have heard it, and for many, it is a emotionally choking moment, with tears that will silently fall, as the tune is played.
Understanding it's origin, and why it is played goes to the heart of any military family.
In the 1960's, "taps" was not only played at a funeral signifying the end of the tour for a veteran, but it was played when the American flag was retired for the day.
The Origin of taps
The origins of "taps," the distinctive bugle melody played at U.S. military funerals and memorials and as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night, date back to the American Civil War. In July...