This 91 Yr Old Veteran has been Playing Taps Since High School

For decades, trumpet player Elmer Hayes has been honoring fallen service members with taps.

Elmer is 91, and knows the 24-note soundtrack well. The Korean War veteran from Stratford, Wisconsin, has been playing taps on Memorial Day since 1956.

When he started playing the trumpet at 10 years old, he seemed to display a natural talent.

 

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