National Arlington Cemetery is the final resting place for the fallen soldiers, and their family members. And if you have visited before, you would know how it feels to just stand there silently in the midst of white gravestones. It’s a mixed feeling between bitterness, gratitude, and respect for those who died protecting our country.
As you can see from the video, one soldier slowly holds up the bugle, then proceeds to play a famous tune.
Weather doesn’t seem to matter to him – whether it’s a hot summer day, or a cold winter day, he plays this seemingly easy tune.
For those of you who do not recognize the song, it’s called “Taps,” a simple 24 notes that is performed as the final salute to the soldier.
It’s been played ever since the Civil War, as a way of paying the deserving respect for the soldier who died while serving this country.
But, this video is especially going viral – garnering over 1 million views on YouTube. And it’s probably because the soldier, SSG Jesse Tubb, seems to be playing the tune for every fallen soldier in the Cemetery.
The chill you get, listening to the melody while looking at white headstones that cover over 624 acres, is difficult to put into words.
In the interview with the Huffington Post, one of the volunteers who perform Taps explained how it feels to play the tune.
“There is no amount of money or technology that can buy the feeling you get playing taps for a family, the last time they are seeing their loved one and veteran. It’s something sacred to us and to them.
It brings tears. We call it the hardest 24 notes.”
And when it’s being played at Arlington National Cemetery, a place for so many fallen soldiers and their family, it’s hard not to feel grateful.
Watch the video to listen to Taps being played in this sacred ground, and let us know how you felt by commenting below –