An old Navy buddy from back in the day sent this to me. I never knew there was an extended version to TAPS. Regardless, this is beautiful and made my eyes sweat.
The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Austria. I do not know who the young lady is, but I love her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS.
Perhaps many of you have never heard taps played in its entirety. (I certainly haven't and have been unaware of the uncut version.) This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and I guarantee you'll never forget.
This is for my blogging buddies, Alex, Dan, Larry, Charlie, Mike, Niki, Morgan, Ed, Bob, Leslie and the rest who have lost friends and family in service to their country as well as those who have gone on since returning home. I thank you guys and wish from the bottom of my heart you didn't have to go through and see the stuff you experienced. You are all heroes to me.