My grandfather, F. W. Smith, was a musician at Ft. Myer, Virginia, in the years following WWI, playing “Taps” at funerals of countless servicemen. It’s a key piece of the ceremony of a military funeral.

But today, as that mournful tune echoes over the grounds of cemeteries around the country, it is more often a recording.

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  1. They have been doing this in rural areas for years, i remember doing funerals out in the country for veterans and they used recordings, sad, but there were no serving servicemen present only men from the Legion or another veteran’s organisation.

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