Corporal Matthew Creek – The Last Post
An evening pause: Played at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. From the youtube page:
In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services
In honor of this Armistice Day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and those who gave their lives for freedom, something that appears at this moment sadly lost in Australia.
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The Last Post is the British and Commonwealth equivalent of the American taps. As a veteran, I always pause and say “There but for the grace of God….” on this day. If you with to aid less lucky veterans please consider
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I was once visiting my brother-in-law who was active duty in the Air Force. We were driving on base in the evening and he stopped along with other traffic.. I didn’t realized what was happening and asked why the stoppage. I didn’t initially hear it but then he rolled down the window and “Taps” was being played over the base speakers.
A bit misplaced, perhaps. But an interesting recording of Kennedy that I stumbled upon about the Lunar program of his time:
“- I’m not that interested in space!”
“Only the Dead have seen the end of War.”
Happy Birthday Marines.
Desmond T. Doss
Medal of Honor Recipient
“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private First Class Desmond Thomas Doss, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty from April 29 – 21 May 1945, while serving with the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action at Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.”