Today I will continue my tradition of playing "Taps" out at Veterans Memorial Park (that's the big monument in front of the Hall of Justice).
It's never a good performance because playing a brass instrument in the COLD is tough. Doing it with snow flying only adds to the degree of difficulty.
Still, the forms must be observed, and I'm honored to do it. In fact, I started playing "Taps" while a student at MSU and it never occurred to me when I was doing it back then that I'd be a career military guy. Strange are the fates.
I encourage my fellow vets to avail themselves of some excellent deals today, and of course - thank you!