Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!
--The Minstrel Boy
"The Traveling Taps Brigade" is a moving piece in today's WaPo about retired veterans who continue to serve and witness through sounding taps at funerals in place of the military's recorded version, and whose devotion to cause is unwavering. A worthy read, and a salute to the Taps Brigade.
We'd also like to note friend and fellow veteran blogger minstrelboy at Harp and Sword, who volunteers his services playing music at veteran's funerals, too. We render a salute all the way around.