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HISTORY IGNORED BY THE AMERICAN MEDIA!

THE EVENT IN MANCHESTER LAST NIGHT IS THE REASON I  RUSHED TO POST THIS  VERY INTERESTING AND EYE OPENING ARTICLE. WE NOW HAVE A PRESIDENT LIKE THOMAS JEFFERSON!

 My friend, Ray Felske, is aware I have a burning desire to learn something every day. He and my old Boss, Phil Sizer, find things that drive me to learn more. The following factual piece of American history allows everyone to see how far America has digressed in protecting our people and freedoms. Please share this with every freedom loving American we have left. Today we are so dis-united I am unsure God can save America. At least we now have a real leader, Donald Trump, who for the first time since Reagan that is dedicated to bringing Americans together again.

              An Interesting piece of forgotten U.S. History

When Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is the now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels, they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is more.

The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, woman, and child in the village. It didn’t take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone. English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.

Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse “… to the shores of Tripoli.” This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading. Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago, the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!

At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

These extortionists of the high seas represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic.

Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France. However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.

Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.

In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.

Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That changed everything.

Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States. Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit. Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.

He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify”.

When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli. The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line”…to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.

Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply. America had a tradition of religious tolerance. In fact Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen. A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him. His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States.

This should concern every American. That Muslims have brought about women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are pulling pork from their menus. But in turn several American companies have placed the Muslim symbol on their products in the name of Allah; on and on and on and on.

It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today America’s leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!

If you have any doubts about the above information, Google “Thomas Jefferson vs. the Muslim World.”  ANON

I really wish I knew who gathered this historical material so I can give credit for their work. Now that American History is no longer taught in our schools future Americans will never know how this country was formed. Now we have the Democrats rushing to bring as many Muslims as possible as immigrants. They will never be Americans and they are as dangerous as they were in the 1800’s. The Democrats and the spoiled brats I wrote about in my last article would lose a 2017 war with Cuba. These supposed Americans who hide their faces to destroy property and maim other Americans have no deep love for freedoms and are nothing but gutless cowards.  C Brewer  

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AMERICAN HISTORY, WHO CARES ANYMORE?

 One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
A grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

Stay with this — the answer is at the end. 

It may blow you away.
The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
 television
 penicillin
 polio shots
 frozen foods
 Xerox
 contact lenses
 Frisbees and
 the pill
 
There were no: 
 credit cards
 laser beams or
 ball-point pens
Man had not invented :
 pantyhose
 air conditioners
 dishwashers
 clothes dryers
 and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
 space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.
Your Grandmother and I got married first,… and then lived together..
 
Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every woman older than me, “maam”. And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.
 
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
 
Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
 
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege… We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus.
 
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
 
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
 
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
 
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD’s, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
 
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios. And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
 
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan ‘ on it, it was junk.
 
The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam….
 
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
 
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, … but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
 
In my day:
 “grass” was mowed,
 “coke” was a cold drink,
 “pot” was something your mother cooked in and
 “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.
 “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,
 “chip” meant a piece of wood,
 “hardware” was found in a hardware store and
 “software” wasn’t even a word.
 
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
 
No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.
 
How old do you think I am?
 
I bet you have this old man in mind….you are in for a shock!
 
Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time .
 
Are you ready ?????
This man would be only 70 years old today.  ANON
Most people are aware that this old man will be 87 in August and these facts were aimed at those born in 1947. I graduated from high school at 16, joined the US Navy reserve at 17 all in 1947. If someone compiled for 1930, the year I was born, it would add many more surprises for my family of 43 would be amazed. much of a Doctor’s work today was performed by a pharmacist. I have no memory of ever going to a Doctor until I was 15. I was born at home as having a baby was not a hospital event. My brother was born ia a hospital in 1933. 
Now that History is not required in schools these facts will slowly disappear and my great grand children will never know what life was like when I was their age and likely never know who I was. Man has progressed but I feel that History should be a required subject in schools. Sadly people, including my own family will never believe what life was like when Americans actually liked each other. No one in the family, except my brother and I, has ever served in the military that we both volunteered for. This void is why we have no respect or discipline in the youth anymore. Schools raise the children as both parents work in most families. My thanks to the person who wrote the factual History. I would add the things that have occurred before 1947 but no one, including my family, will read or comment on this. American’s today have no time to even care what happened in the past. My hope is more than three people read this and at least one has a comment
I HOPE THIS WALK THROUGH RECENT HISTORY GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT… SHARE THIS WITH ALL OF YOUR  OLD FRIENDS, THE YOUNG ONES WILL NEVER BELIEVE IT OR CARE.

POLITICALLY MINDED JUDGES CHANGING OUR CONSTITUTION IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Watching “Left-Coast” Progressive-Liberal judges play games with the safety of our people is  the craziest attempt to gain face time in my 86 years. These people are no more abreast of what our intelligence agencies know than Putin or the Mullah’s in Iran. This entire stage show is about a group of Americans who are blessed with lifetime jobs and pissed off because Trump was elected President. Just another example of how politicized our entire government has become.

We just got rid of an Attorney General that limited prosecution to white conservatives. We finally got rid of a race hating unqualified President that wanted race riots. I am sick of watching Democrats in Congress make an ass of themselves doing everything possible to stop any actions to get this new government before it gets started. If Trump is so unqualified, possessed with wealth, biased and crazy, they should just shut up and watch him self-destruct. Why hurt all Americans with stupid delaying tactics if Trump is that inept. People need jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Pelosi, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Waters, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Boxer, etc. 

Now let me share the real tragedy that has created the entire brouhaha. The media, even Fox News, has overtly failed to report what really caused  this  politically impacted power play. Congressional Democrats used the recent approval process for our new Education Secretary and stirred up every education related agency and union for support, to keep the real reason for this covert facade hidden. 

It does not take a Harvard Professor or a Genie with a magic wand to ferret out what “Left Coast” industries, teachers unions nationwide, Congress and the media are hiding from the folks. They made one mistake and then created enough uproar to hide it and so far keep it out of the news. My true American friends the reason is that our education system has been a total failure and companies like Amazon and Microsoft slipped up and admitted that they can’t operate without bringing in aliens from these seven Muslim nations. What I would like for the Democrats to explain is why they did nothing for eight years. The real failure is our education system that is so inundated with unqualified teachers, union morons and greed that we can’t provide industry with enough capable employees to function.

 Just study the facts of how American students have systematically diminished in ability for the past 30 years. We no longer teach American History in most schools. A real tragedy is we no longer teach cursive writing and high school graduates do not even learn how to sign their names. This is not a nationwide failure, yet. Some States and some school districts within even failing States have excellent education programs in the math and sciences. The problem is we do not have enough quality education programs to support Americas needs.

Give the Democrats credit as they have duped the Judiciary, education leaders, state leaders to panic and join in on the onslaught of diversionary tactics to try to oust the elected President of the United States. They know if  Trump proves that he can re-unite Americans and we can educate our youth and provide jobs instead of welfare to real Americans, they will lose more seats in Congress in 2018.

Real Americans are not stupid and “all lives” must matter in America. It seems impossible that one wicked war criminal like George Soros can completely control the entire Democratic Party, all of the main stream media, CNN , PBS  and every liberal Federal Judge in America. When he says jump they all jump. God save us from ourselves and please give Trump a chance make America great again.     C Brewer

 

WAKE UP AMERICA!

Looking back over my nearly 85 years gives me more American history to remember than most. Political history is distorted, hidden, misrepresented and protected by both individuals and the government. Our government uses security reasons to hide facts that have no justification other than to protect both individuals and agency failures. Watching the facts currently being made public against Dennis Hastert are a perfect example to support my thesis. To further protect someone from being exposed the Justice Department is now trying to hide reasons to likely protect some other political or governmental agency from being exposed.

When you add the bias, distortion and sensationalism that the printed and visual media publishes to hide the truth Americans today are just brainwashed with propaganda. Watching this happen is what motivated me to devote what life I have left writing and sharing what I have observed. I do use the printed media articles and material shared with me by friends to publish some articles.

Many people use and suggest that I use Snopes to check authenticity. Most of my critics are not seeking the truth they just want to find something wrong with anything that offends them. Snopes has no way to see if a fact is hidden, distorted or falsified by the government. If they think something is an urban legend, folklore, myths, rumors or mis-information, they can say anything they desire without oversight. Snipes is the most Progressive-Liberal organization in American history. If you disagree check where they get their financing. There is no agency or publication in America that has access to government secrets. I trust my friends, other blogs and my own memory of facts far more than any politically funded and slanted source.

Now let me use my memory and some actual facts to predict the Presidential election in 2016. I have been wrong at times and I hope my prognosis is wrong this time. America needs to stop the race to socialize our Republic. When you have a proven communist, Hillary Clinton, along with an admitted Socialist, Bernie Sanders as the front runners to be the Democratic Party candidate for President their mission is quite clear to anyone. The national media will continue to hide, distort, and blindly support the Democratic candidate as always.

Sadly women will strongly support any female chosen as they feel it’s time for a woman President no matter what will happen. I have no opposition to a female President and I feel like the bumper sticker on my car. It has a picture of Hillary Clinton with the following verbiage, “Life is a Bitch, Don’t Elect One”. I you want some I can tell you where to buy them.

Our over 40,000,000 welfare army which includes illegals, dead, and fictitious voters will never vote for someone who insist they work for their handouts. I lived in the CCC and WPA years that actually did help build and repair infrastructure projects. Our current President insist he needs billions of tax dollars to just repair the infrastructure when all he has to do is make the able people on welfare and fake disability get off their butt and go to work.

If we could create jobs instead of gerrymander the unemployment statistics to hide facts we might not have as many in prisons. In fact, if we just made the army of those in prisons actually work on civic improvements nothing but good would happen. If Joe Arpaio was President Inmates would not enjoy prison life. Today, life in most prisons is an improvement for some who are mistreated, ignored or abused. When I was young we were encouraged to avoid breaking the law as prisons were not country clubs like some are today. Fact, the Texas prison system is the largest school district in the state. Why don’t we educate kids before they break the law. You can get a PhD in the Texas prison system, free.   

If she keeps her mouth closed, avoids any debate involving her government service, another woman fails to challenger her or the Republicans don’t nominate a woman, Hillary Clinton will be our next President. Now let me describe the reasons for my prognosis.

The Republican Party will not nominate a woman or a true conservative candidate. They have a well-qualified female in Carly Fiorina, they have a 100% true conservative in Ted Cruz and they have a 100% Libertarian in Rand Paul. In-between they have so many Republican-in-Name-Only (RINOS) that will distort the scene and they, assisted by the media, will defeat themselves. We also have a conservative African American in Dr. Ben Carson who impresses me. It also appears that one proven leader, Donald Trump hopefully will announce his candidacy fast. In my opinion the only two who have the will to downsize and the leadership competency to change the runaway government is Cruz or Trump. If the Republicans nominate either one it will be earth shaking evidence they truly desire to win. Will this happen, “NO”?

The biased media, including Fox News, has announced debate rules for the Republican candidates using distortion, manipulation and creative ways to control your mind. They will use polling data to limit who you will hear and the poll data is as phony as a three dollar bill with Bill Clinton’s picture. Questions in any poll can control information with greater distorted accuracy than the testimony we have watched from the IRS and Hillary before Congress. President Obama, IRS, EPA and the Justice Department have taken more liberty with the truth than anyone in America’s history. Poor old Nixon erased a few minutes of an unlawful action but Hillary and the Obama administration has taken lying and destroying government documents to a totally new level.

We will have to suffer through a barrage of debates and the Republicans will nominate a wishy-washy RINO to represent the Party again. Even then the Republicans could win over Hillary Clinton if enough American independent voters like myself really desire to stop the attack on destroying our individual freedoms. Will this happen, “NO”? Save a copy of this article to review on November 4th 2016 after the elections.

Rand Paul knows that he will never win the nomination and he is building up the same following that supported his father Ron Paul. When he loses the Republican nomination he will announce that he will run as the Libertarian party candidate just like his father has done three times. His dividing the Republican vote like Ross Perot did in the 1992 election will assure that another Clinton will be President. Perot is the reason Bill Clinton won the Presidency and Rand Paul will be the reason Hillary Clinton will be our next President. November 4th 2016 will be the saddest day of my life if I am still here.

My kids and grandkids will not enjoy the freedoms I enjoyed. The freedom to express opinions like I have done will disappear along with all personal weapons. Ladies, I hope you will be permitted to wear designer Burkas. Female voters are being led to the slaughter like the rats that followed the Pied Piper into the sea.   

Wake up America!   C Brewer      

DUMB AND DUMBER

My good friend Ray Felske sent this interesting tidbit of factual statements uttered by our President and “Liar in Chief”. History will prove someday that the only people who are dumber than Obama are the morons that voted for him. His legacy is currently being enhanced by the riots and anarchy in the streets of American cities he, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Harry Reid and Eric Holder have imposed on the American people purposely. I have no idea who compiled these facts. 
C Brewer

Dumb and Dumber
Too bad this isn’t funny.
 You may recall that President Obama spoke of three former Presidents making prisoner swaps at the end of wars that took place on  their watch, “much like this Bergdahl swap” he said convincingly.
CNN carried this quote, “This is what happens at the end of wars.”
President Barack Obama boasted recently when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Deserter for five vicious Taliban terrorists. “That was true for George Washington…That was true for Abraham Lincoln and that was true for FDR.  That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back, and that’s the right thing to do.”
Really?
That statement blatantly demonstrates that the most powerful man in the World and two term President of the United States lacks even a grade school level of knowledge of American History; specifically, history as it relates to three of our most famous presidents and it demonstrates again that we have essentially elected a foreigner who has no understanding of the very country that he reigns supreme over.
What’s wrong with his statements? Let’s keep it simple – EVERYTHING is wrong!
1.  George Washington did not become president until six years after the Revolutionary War ended in 1783. By 1789 there were no longer any prisoners for him to exchange.
2.  Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in mid-April of 1865. The Civil War ended the following month. He was still dead at that time. No deals were made to exchange prisoners after the war. All prisoners were simply freed.
3.  FDR died of a stroke before the end of WWII. Like Lincoln, he stayed dead after the war so he couldn’t do what this jerk says he did. You’ll recall that Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop two nuclear bombs on Japan, ending World War II. He made no deals for prisoners. We went in and released them when necessary.
4.  None of the Presidents that Obama noted were in office at the ends of those wars, making it impossible for them to make any sort of prisoner swaps, let alone the 5 for 1, plus unspecified cash, for a deserter and traitor by our “57 States” president.
5.  It should be pointed out that countless deserters and traitors were shot or hung during all three of the aforementioned wars.
What amazes one even more than the ignorance of the President is that he has managed to surround himself with a staff that is just as clueless?
… Or willing, as the media are, to cover for his dumb, lying rhetoric and behavior!
P.S. Obama mentioned while being interviewed on Super Bowl Sunday while in the Whitehouse kitchen, that George Washington drank beer in the White House when he was president. George Washington never lived in the White House. ANON

SOME PEOPLE APPRECIATE AMERICA MORE THAN MOST AMERICANS!

My friend Connie sent this to me and it is a must share. The shame is most Americans have no concept of what we lost defending our freedoms that Progressive-Liberals like Obama are destroying now. C Brewer
 
Friend sent this and it’s fantastic…….click on the site at the end.   


One thing you have to give our European cousins is “their sense and reverence for history”.
When my retired 2d grade teacher wife used to teach her kids about Memorial Day, she would give them a homework assignment…”go home and ask your parents what is and why do we celebrate Memorial Day.”
Some responses: 
It’s the 1st long weekend of summer vacation.
There are “door busters” at The Mall.
It’s the weekend we “open our pool”.
We have to go to a picnic at Uncle Dave ‘s and ….. he drinks too much beer and tells boring stories about ancient history from the last century in New Haven.
There’s a parade downtown and it usually backs up traffic and makes my daddy say those words I’m not supposed to repeat.
My Aunt Judy, who always brings a new uncle to our house, wears her “patriot cut off jeans” with the ‘merican flag patch on the back where the pocket used to be.
Okay, a little literary license, (aunt Judy and uncle Dave) but aside from that pretty factual. You see, most all of those parents were born after 1975 (Vietnam).
     
TAPS …The Last Post
 
A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the village of Margraten about six miles from Maastricht. There lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment  Second Battalion, Company C (of “Band of Brothers fame) is buried there.   He was killed in the battle of “The Crossroads” in northern Holland.
 
The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland.  Sgt. Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was “adopted” by a Dutch family. Dukeman’s family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site decorated each year by his Dutch “family.”  They keep his portrait in their home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their sons in Holland.
 
This version of the original “taps” music is played by a 13 year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland .  Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety. The original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.
Turn on your speakers and get a tissue if you still love this country.

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