Memorial Day 2008

With compassion, we remember those who have given their lives in defense of our country. We will never forget you. We will always honor you and your sacrifice.


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

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

Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, goodnight.


Published in: on May 25, 2008 at 3:08 pm  Comments (5)  


  1. I learned to sing those lyrics in the boy scouts. Those of us who turned out, four hundred or so, heard “Taps” yesterday afternoon, in the pouring rain, at the dedication of the Vietnam memorial wall in Bozeman.

  2. Thanks Goof, I like those lyrics, too. According to many different sources, Taps has no “official” lyrics. I guess the Federal Government has not figured that out yet. Thanks for your comments James and Andy – I appreciate them. -Jack

  3. Bugle BlowsHear the CallAs it floatsOer the campIn the nightAll is wellSafely restGod is nigh…

  4. I agree, very nice Jack.

  5. Very nice.

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