Final Rest

I’ve read several different stories about the origin of the song, Taps, but all agree that it was composed during the Civil War, about 1862.  It has become a standard at military funeral when the haunting melody is traditionally played by one bugler or trumpeter. It is also played at dusk and for flag ceremonies.

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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