Don Britton had polio as a child, rendering him unable to serve his country — something that has always weighed heavily on him. So he came up with a different way to pay homage to his country, as well as the men and women who fight for it.
Every morning, he checks the newspaper to learn the exact time the sun is supposed to set that day. Then, at sunset, Britton steps out onto his back porch and raises his trumpet to his lips — and he plays the 24 notes of “Taps” in a sweet, clear tone.
He’s been performing the song for the last two years, and now it’s become a ritual that he performs just as much for veterans as he does for his neighbors. Because as soon as Britton’s first notes sail out into the sky, his neighbors come out and stand at attention.
Take a look.