“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk….during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces….and at any event that salutes those that have passed…..which is played by a single bugle or trumpet. It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“….or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is Done“. The duration may vary to some extent….but the typical recording below is 59 seconds long. It is a very solemn piece of music….that evokes a sense of emotion and sadness….cuz dang near every American has heard it played at a special event ceremony during their lifetimes.
As seen in this video herewith…..“Taps” is played at the start of the 1987 Indy 500….as a salute and tribute to those who have given their lives at the great race….and the best part of this video is the commentary by legendary sportscaster Jim McKay of ABC Sports….who as always does it in his always “elegant and eloquent” way….which makes this video well worth the price of admission.