It’s 7:42 PM in this quiet country cemetery in eastern Pennsylvania (USA) and the flag sways gently over the grave of a World War II Navy veteran. In the next grave is a 25 year old women, member of the US Army, who died in 2007. This particular cemetery is filled with flags, but let this one flag represent all the US veterans of all the wars. Memorial Day is meant to honor them all. Fallen petals from a nearby dogwood tree and a token poppy decorate the grass. Though it is only May 6th, this cemetery is ready for Memorial Day!

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History of TAPS…

There are no official words to the music, Taps, but here are some of the more popular verses:

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

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
’Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars,
’Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.



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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadealmost 3 years ago

    ~Jade

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely caught here.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!

    Wonderful Work,

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    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

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    icesrunalmost 3 years ago

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  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 3 years ago

    A perfect capture and beautiful dedication. I will have to defer listening to the video until later this morning, as our neighbours are still sleeping, but thank you for embedding it.

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    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the AMERICAS~RURAL, URBAN, WILD AND FREE group !!!
    my best, francis.

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