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Mesa man honors vets nightly by playing 'Taps' at sundown
ABC15.com ^ | Angie Holdsworth

Posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:30 PM PDT by South40

MESA, AZ - The sound of "Taps" echoes nightly over a Mesa golf course in one man's effort to show respect for the military.

From a Mesa home near Loop 202 and Recker Road, 24 notes ring out every 24 hours.

Hans Jessen, steps out on his balcony each night and plays "Taps".

"It is a haunting song really that means so much to so many people," he said.

See Video here

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1 posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:30 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

If this story doesn’t bite into your soul, you have no soul. As a vet, I thank him for his dedication and thoughtfulness.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: doc1019

I live about a half mile from the back gate of Fort Meyer, and the Arlington Cemetery. On a clear evening, with the window open....you can occasionally hear Taps over at the post. I don’t know anyone in the neighborhoods around the area....who ever complain.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: South40

There’s a special place in heaven for folks like this... just beautiful...


4 posted on 04/05/2013 8:32:10 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: South40; Jim Robinson; FlingWingFlyer; 2ndDivisionVet; Old Sarge; Jane Long; butterdezillion; ...

Thanks.

_______

PING!


5 posted on 04/05/2013 8:32:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: South40

Went to the site and watched the video. Awesome. Thanks for posting.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 8:37:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Graewoulf

Happy to do it. God Bless sour vets!


7 posted on 04/05/2013 8:37:05 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

Well, I am a vet, and rough around the edges, by I try not to be sour - - - .


8 posted on 04/05/2013 8:41:30 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

lol! sour = our


9 posted on 04/05/2013 8:42:55 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

:)


10 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: South40

I sing Taps to my kids (3 & 4yo) every night.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: ctdonath2
General Butterfields Lulaby ...... Stay safe !
12 posted on 04/05/2013 8:59:05 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: South40

Great childhood memories on still nights of hearing taps at dusk from the Naval Station about a mile away.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 9:09:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: South40

May God bless Mr. Jessen for honoring our military.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 10:28:53 PM PDT by azishot
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To: pepsionice

In 1972 and 1973 I lived on that post while working at the Pentagon.
Dailey there were burials by military Honor Guards going on as there are today, just different wars.
The history of Ft. Myers is amazing.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 3:18:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: South40

I’m sorry but I didn’t watch the video, I’m an old Vet and I heard that song far too many times. All I can say is God Bless Him! I got choked up just reading the link.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: South40

Thats OK I fit in you first catagory.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 4:41:05 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Cindy; Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa; Publius; AZamericonnie; All

PING!


18 posted on 04/06/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf; South40
Thanks for the ping, Graewoulf, and thanks for posting this thread, South40! "Taps" holds a special place for me. I have heard it recently on many occasions at the funerals of family, friends, and Brothers-in-Arms.

God Bless them, God Bless our Vets, and God Bless this good and patriotic man who honors them!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 04/06/2013 9:04:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: South40

Thank you South40 for posting this and for the ping.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 1:11:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: doc1019

Bit mine.....very touching...makes ya proud of Americans who step up to the plate who we dont’ always know about.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:32 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cindy
You are welcome. I hear that song all too often so it means a lot to me.

It's also a good story and one that I thought needed to be shared. :-)

22 posted on 04/07/2013 1:35:49 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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