Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Silver Taps

Thousands of people outside at night.
Stillness. Darkness. Silence. Time passes.
Distant bells begin to ring. Slowly recognizable as A Mighty Fortress is Our God to those who know the tune.
Then another hymn, then Amazing Grace.
I am so thankful for those songs.
"...the Ross Volunteer Firing Squad marches into the plaza and fire a twenty-one gun salute. Buglers then play a special rendition of Silver Taps by Colonel Richard Dunn. Taps is played three times from the dome of the Academic Building: once to the north, south, and west. It is not played to the east because the sun will never rise on that Aggie again."


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