CULPEPER, Va. — It's a tribute that will bring a tear to your eye.
The United States Air Force Band posted a musical tribute to service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their county.
The video, posted to Facebook, shows a lone bugler playing Taps in an empty cemetery. A drone flies up to capture the entire scene.
"To those who have given the last full measure of devotion, we honor your service, pay tribute to your lives, and thank you for your selfless sacrifice," the post says in part.
The post goes on to explain the history behind the music of Taps. It says it originated from a Civil War bugle call titled, “Extinguish Lights," a call that signaled the end of the fallen serviceman's duty and as a final tribute to them.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has touched our daily lives in an insurmountable number of ways and now, during a holiday meant to remember those we've lost in service to our country.
CBS News "On the Road" correspondent Steve Hartman and retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva wants to bring people together. At 3 p.m. Monday, veterans, musicians, teachers, and students of all abilities and ages are asked to play "Taps" from wherever they might be at that time.
That could be a driveway, a front lawn, a porch: Hartman and Villanueva hope the nationwide event will offer an opportunity to pause for a moment to pay tribute to fallen service members and those who died from COVID-19, CBS News said.
It'll also help to maintain social distancing guidelines established by the CDC.
CBS plans to share people's videos on the "CBS Evening News" on Tuesday. You can tag your video on social media with the hashtag #CBSTaps or upload it to this folder -- use your full name and location in the file name.
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