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Military Honors Memorialize Veterans and Comfort Survivors

Old traditions honor fallen soldiers

The military is a closely knit subculture with many long-standing traditions. When an active duty soldier, a member of the selective reserves or a former soldier who has completed at least one full term of enlistment dies, the military offers … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Taps” by Major General Daniel Butterfield

One of the most prolific funeral songs in American history that brings back childhood memories of camp

When it comes to funeral music, there is one haunting melody that reigns supreme in the minds of Americans. Having origins in the 1800s, Taps goes by many names, including Day Is Done, Lights Out, Extinguish Lights and Butterfield’s Lullaby. … Continue reading

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Traditional U.S. Military Funeral Service

How will you honor lost loved ones this Memorial Day?

Can you resist feeling moved when you hear the fire of the three-gun salute and the playing of Taps at a military funeral service? When I hear that — even when I see it in a movie! — I can’t help … Continue reading

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