of us and say,
For their tomorrow,
We gave our
The Kohima Epitaph appears on a monument
at the British military cemetery at Kohima,
in memory of those who died in World War II's largest Asian land
battle near there in
Click above to play Taps.
By Major General Daniel Butterfield
Army of the
Dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky
gone the sun,
From the lake,
from the sky.
All is well,
God is nigh.
Till the light of the
God is near
Friend, good night.
is the most beautiful bugle call. Played slowly and softly, it has
a smooth, tender and touching character. The bugle call was
written during the Peninsula
Campaign of the Civil War by General Butterfield, with an assist
from his bugler, Oliver W. Norton, in 1862.
went on from its origin as an alternative to "Lights Out" to
become not only a signal that day was done, but also to say
good-bye to a fallen comrade.
is customarily played at funerals at Arlington
national Cemetery as well as at ceremonies at the Tomb of the
composer is buried in the Post
Cemetery at the
though he did not graduate from the
Please join us in putting "Memorial"
back into Memorial Day.
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thanks to Michael Robert Patterson for sharing information for
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