Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day is done


The rifle salute was offered by American Legion Post 270. I'm not sure what they were shooting, but the third rifle almost looked like a flame thrower to me.

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My favorite  part of the Memorial Day Service is always at the very end, when Taps is played. The melody sounds around the cemetery as each of the three buglers echos the haunting notes. It is a fitting ending and always leaves me with a sense of sadness.

"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." 
~ Horace Lorenzo Trim

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