Taps was written in 1862 during the Civil War to honor ‘all who gave their all.’
This simple, and heartfelt melody was written by Col. Dan Butterfield, to honor his fallen comrades who died in the fields of Virginia.
These notes, however, have never died away, but have endured over 150 years. Every night of the year, the brave U.S. Military hear this call. It unites north and south, east and west.
We could not watch this video without shedding a tear. We hope you find it as touching as we did.