All Journal Entries Journals

Taps

Sep 23, 2008 - 1 comments

I went into Philly today to attend the funeral of a friend's father.  He had been in poor health and suffering greatly but mercifully passed in his sleep.  He was a former navy man and a retired police officer.  They had both the Naval honor guard and the Phila. Police Dept. honor guard there to send him off in a proper, dignified and much deserved manner.  When the police officer played Taps I was overcome with such emotion, it had such an effect on me.  I wept for his family and I wept for our soldiers.  Upon arriving home I learned that yet another police officer in Philadelphia had been killed ( I believe it's the 4th this year).  Unfortunately, Taps will once again play.  

Comments
Post a Comment
599954 tn?1227493985
by mirabella45, Nov 05, 2008
I too get very emotional when Taps is played.  Ive been to too many!!  
A good cry can be good....but too many can have a negative pull on someone.


Post a Comment