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Saturday, June 30, 2012


This is superb.  Take a minute or 4 to watch, then dry your eyes and get
on with your day - remembering.

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland . The young
lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end.  Many
of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of  the
men & women who have died for you so you would have the freedom you have
in America . This is an opportunity you won't want to  miss and I
guarantee you'll never forget.

Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.  Here is Taps played in
its entirety. The Original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was
written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801.  It was rather lengthy and formal,
as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it  was shortened to 24 notes
and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet, whereby the
original was played on a bugle.

Thanks Kerry

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