TAPS, Unbelievable Talent!

I was at the airport today picking up my hubby who went to PEI to visit his family, and I saw a group of Canadian troops. They were obviously being deployed somewhere, but I was too shy to approach them and ask where they were going. When we got home, I checked my emails, and West Coast Teddi had sent me this very inspiring rendition of TAPS.

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 and Women who have died for you to have the freedom you have in America .  This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and I guarantee you'll never forget.

Amazingly beautiful .. 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'.

Our military is the backbone of our country. The Liberals decimated them by refusing to fund them for decades. Now, the Conservatives are rebuilding our proud forces, but the lefties are shouting about unnecessary expenditures, like new helicopters and jets, they are pandering to their voters, without caring about Canada.  I would prefer 1.1 Billion a year going towards our troops instead of the lame, useless and biased CBC.