"Taps" is a bugle call T- a signal, not a song. As such, there is no associated lyric. Many bugle calls had words associated with them as a mnemonic device but these are not lyrics.

Horace Lorenzo Trim wrote a set of words intended to accompany the music:

Day is done, gone the sun,
 From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
 All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
 And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
 From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
 'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky;
 As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
 Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
 Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
 And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
 To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

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Sergeant Robert "Bob" Morris

April 12, 1950 - March 26, 2016

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BRAVO CO FEB 1969 - NOV 1969

January 25th, 2018

Text from Herman Jonse & Mike Shokarz,

"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news of the passing of a great man and brother Marine, Charles Bauer or simply "pappy" pappy died this week after battling Parkinson's & dementia services are pending. Click here for more Info...

They came this way but once. Yet, they touched our lives in many ways while they were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for their friendship and for the influence each bestowed upon us.

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Nov 2013

Stephen John McInerny

Alpha 1969

McInerny, Stephen John age 64. Died peacefully in his home in Minneapolis on October 8, surrounded by family. Husband to Margaret, his bride of 40 years. Father to Meghan, Austin, Nora, and Patrick. Grumpy to Trixie, Theo, William, Ralphie and Temple. Stephen proudly served his country as L. Cpl. in the United States Marine Corps. The youngest child of Austin and Vivian McInerny, he was preceded in death by his loving parents and brothers Ralph and Austin. He is survived by Mary Margaret, Theresa, Raymond, Roger, Maurice and Dennis. A fifth generation Minneapolitan, Steve was a voracious reader, novelist, golfer, fountain of knowledge, and writer of your favorite infomercials. He filled our world with wit and wisdom and a deep and abiding faith. We treasure the time we had together on this earth and know, in his words, "we never really leave one another." Funeral Service Monday, 10/13/14 at 10 am with visitation one hour prior at St. Helena's Catholic Church, 3201 E. 43rd St., Mpls. Interment on 10/14/14 at 10:45 am at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 10/12/14, from 4-7 pm at Washburn-McReavy, Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to DeLaSalle High School.

Published on October 12, 2014

Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard

Medal of Honor Recipients