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    Pretty Awesome

    I thought this is pretty cool. My problem is I can't hear Taps without getting emotional.

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    I was in the US Navy for 8 years. About the time I'd been in 4 years, my father died. I couldn't listen to taps after hearing it played over my fathers grave and made sure even when aboard a ship, I was inside when taps was blown each evening. It is still the loneliest sound in to world IMHO.
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    When we were kids, we had words to it. It went something like:

    Night is come, day is gone
    Frome the sea, from the hills, from the sky.
    All is well, safely rest.
    God is nigh.

    I think those words whenever I hear taps.
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    You aint the only one Paul. I think of all those that i knew that are no longer around when i hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    I was in the US Navy for 8 years. About the time I'd been in 4 years, my father died. I couldn't listen to taps after hearing it played over my fathers grave and made sure even when aboard a ship, I was inside when taps was blown each evening. It is still the loneliest sound in to world IMHO.

    I get very emotional when I hear it. My dad passed in 1969. The USMC had an honor guard and played taps at the grave site. He also had a Masonic ceremony.
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    I'm with Paul. I appreciate the thoughts and effort and the goodness that goes into Taps in Tacoma. However, I could not live there. It would kill me. I'm all shook up from playing this once.

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