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TAPS – The Story Behind The Song We Hear On Memorial Day

The lonesome lingering notes of a solitary bugler blowing TAPS at the end of the day. This is a song of dignity. This is a song of peace. This is a song that sends a weary soldier home to rest for eternity. On this Memorial Day it is only fitting that we learn a little more about this important and lasting tribute. The story is told by John Wayne.

 

Here are the lyrics to the song also know by the name “Day is Done” and “Butterfields Lullaby”

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.

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