Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." - Anonymous
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sailor and Girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. - May - 1943
A salute to all the brave men and women in our military who fought and died in the service of our country.
May you all rest in peace. We will never forget the sacrifices you made for the rest of us.
Here are two different videos where taps are played. The first video is from an old movie From Here to Eternity. While this is a fictionalized account of what happened at Pearl Harbor during WWII I always thought this scene, where Montgomery Clift's character played taps, was one of the most beautiful renditions of Taps that I've ever heard. It's a very emotional scene and I actually tear up every time I watch it.
The second video is a current video that is more of a tribute to honor all of our fallen heroes rather than just an individual salute to a specific soldier that the first video represents. I think watching both of them gives one a better sense of the full range of emotions that are present on this day.