Monday, December 29, 2014

taps for my dad Dec. 29th 2014

Sadly my dad passed on as of last tue.
we had an honor guard from the army at the interment today with me as bugler (on trumpet). i used the newly acquired bach which dad had gotten chance to try last spring  the day i bought it.

you see my dad gave me my 1st trumpet lesson when i was age 9. being a second generation trumpet player it was an honor to play taps for my dad.
in fact, in my view, i felt that had if i had not played it would have been dishonorable.
my dad had done this detail many times and said that echo taps was much harder emotionally to play for. (we didn't do echo) the indoor mausoleum at st gerts in Colonia has quite an echo so i was placed at the entrance foyer entering the mausoleum chapel. i am proud to say that with Gods help i was able to play honorably.