"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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Taps part 13


He came this way but once. Yet, he touched our lives in many ways while he were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for he's friendship and for the influence he bestowed upon us.

It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of David Harry Fulsang, He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. We give thanks for David life.


Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.

David Harry Fulsang, 68, of Altamonte Springs, FL, passed on Sunday, July 29th. Dave is survived by his wife, Madelyn McLeod Fulsang, married 48 years but together for 53, his son Greg and his daughters Tammy (Jimmy), Christy (Erik) and Rebecca. Dave also had 4 grandchildren, Conner and Colin as well as Alex and Olivia. Dave was born in Canada and moved to the Orlando area at the age of 7. He attended Altamonte Elementary School and later South Seminole Middle School where he first met his future wife. They both attended Lyman High School where Dave was a stand-out running back on the football team. Dave joined the Marine Corp in 1969 as a Canadian citizen. He left for Vietnam in 1970 where he fought for 14 months. He returned stateside in 1971 with his growing family and was stationed in Paris Island, SC and later in Hawaii. While there, he played football for the Marines proudly wearing the number 44. He served for 8 years but remained a Marine until his last breath. Dave left the Marines in September of 1977, moved back to Florida and settled in the Altamonte Springs area. He opened his business, Dave's Custom Upholstery, that same month. Dave served the needs of the community for 40 years. It is a family business that is still being run by his son Greg. Dave was a proud man and believed in 3 things to his core; God, family and country. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, go-carting with his grandkids and watching sunsets with his wife. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. The family will celebrate his life this coming Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 3pm at his home church Waterstone in Longwood, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Waterstone Church or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2018

 Under his stewardship, the first light-rail transit system was established in San Diego. In 1986, Ben became Chief of Staff to San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor, and after she left office, continued to manage her affairs. 

Ben shared his life with three life partners - first, Donnis Grady Whorton, then Fredrick Stann Libby, and finally, Johnny Richard Beck. Each lost his battle with AIDS. Throughout his life and through these relationships, Ben was an influential community leader, and a strong advocate of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights.
Ben served with distinction on many charitable Boards of Directors over the years, including San Diego AIDS Project, AIDS Foundation San Diego, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, and Episcopal Community Services. Ben was also a member of the San Diego County Veterans Advisory Council and Chair of the San Diego County Treasury Oversight Committee.
Ben was repeatedly recognized for outstanding community service. He was the San Diego LGBT Pride Grand Marshall and Man of the Year. He also received the Harvey Milk Memorial Award, the Human Rights Award, the Crystal Torch Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the Episcopal Community Services Award for Social Justice, and the Humanitarian Award from the City of San Diego Human Relations Committee. As a measure of the high esteem in which he was held within the community, the LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor in the San Diego LGBT Community Center was co-named for him. There is today a Benjamin F. Dillingham Ill LGBT Leadership Award and the Ben F. Dillingham Community Fund.
Ben passed away at home from pancreatic cancer on November 16, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Andrews Dillingham, his sister Mrs. Hugh Watts (Ceseli) Foster, his brother Henry Gaylord Dillingham II and his sister Mrs. Stuart Harold (Lorie) Rosenwald, treasured in-laws, delightful nieces and nephews and their offspring, and many good friends and colleagues.
Ben was noted for his iron integrity, generosity of spirit, and dedication to the city of San Diego and the LGBT community. His loss will be felt by many, and he will be remembered for having lived a varied, accomplished, and committed life.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 26, 2017

George Anthony Warrington

Rockledge, FL

George Anthony Warrington, 67, of Rockledge, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 of natural causes surrounded by his loving family. A poet in his heart, George found fulfillment in singing. George is survived by his spouse, Wanda, three children, Richard (Arianna), George, and Tara, two grandchildren, Carolina Mangru and Brittany Kimble Warrington.

George was born August 8, 1947 in Chicago, IL to Lillian and Kenneth Warrington. He was raised on the Menominee Indian reservation in Wisconsin with his siblings, Janice (Leonard) LaTender, Dianna Fish, Constance (Robert) Chevalier, Deborah Warrington, Kenneth Warrington, and Cheryl (Al) Warrington.

George honorably served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam. After the Marine Corps, George attended Stout State University in Wisconsin where he met his wife, Wanda. They were married April 5, 1980 and resided in Wisconsin until 1989 when they moved their family to Rockledge. George primarily worked in law enforcement and dedicated his later years to public service. He was a member of the VFW Post 4535 and enjoyed karaoke, reading, and bingo.

A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 4535, 3250 S. US 1, Rockledge, FL 32955 on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George's name to Some Gave All, Inc., 3810 Murrell Rd, Suite 168, Rockledge, FL 32955.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 10, 2015