Friday, October 21, 2016

A Busy Day August 14-- Part 7: All-Around Taps and White Doves

The combined rifle team of the McHenry American Legion Post 491, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600 and the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 188 then fired a three volley salute.  Then the All-Around "Taps" sounded.  One bugler starts and is joined in by one after another until at one point all are playing the mournful but respective song.  Then one after another quit until there is just one and then none..  This part of the ceremony always chokes me up and brings a tear to my eyes.

The singer sang "America the Beautiful" and then there was the dove release.

There was a really big crowd that I would estimate at between 400 and 500 in attendance.

Afterwards Bill's Little Big band provided music of the era and a local radio disc jockey had a radio program that you might hear.  The songs they played before I left were "In the Mood," "Moonlight Serenade" and "Sentimental Journey."

--RoadDog


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