Listening to this iconic song in a snow-covered Arlington Cemetery will bring you to tears

Everyone knows the notes of Taps. And they also know what it often means: that one of our troops has died. Taps is played at military funerals, as well as at dusk each day on military bases. The tradition of playing Taps at funerals is thought to date back to the Civil War, and the lyrics are as moving as the music is:

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

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

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

This week, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors shared a video that will surely move you to tears. A bugler, by himself, plays Taps amid snow-covered headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, our nation’s most hallowed ground. It’s a haunting video that should not be missed.

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