The Force of the Horse

Memorial Day: Let Us Never Forget

The USAF Band


As we respectfully celebrate this Memorial Day, let us reflect on the tremendous price that was paid by the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Through the sounding of Taps, members of The United States Air Force Band solemnly render honor to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A long-held musical tradition at military funerals, the music of Taps originated from a Civil War bugle call entitled, “Extinguish Lights”. A plaintive call, the sounding of Taps signals the end of the fallen serviceman’s duty and is the final tribute from a grateful nation.

To those who have given the last full measure of devotion, we honor your service, pay tribute to your lives, and thank you for your selfless sacrifice.

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  1. Absolutely – remember the men & women who protect us & HAVE protected us. But today we sure do need to memorialize the brave & courageous nurses & doctors who put THEIR lives on the line to do their best to save victims of this virus! They have and are going above and beyond to care for ALL of us. And still there are people out there that dont comprehend this! I believe that most NewYorkers are appreciative of what these caretakers have done for us. I hope & pray that other states feel the same way. NY Strong!


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