By Doyne Phillips, Managing Editor
Taps is one of the most recognized and honored pieces of music in our Nation’s history. These 24 notes say so much at the end of the day or the end of a soldier’s life. On this Veteran’s Day we want to honor our Veterans with these thoughts and the words to Taps.
From the lake, 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 nigh, 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.
Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.
While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend”