LYNN NEARY, Host:
Reporter Bradley Campbell brings us his story
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ALBERT MADDEN: "Taps" is a very, very emotional call. When you play it at a funeral, you see the people break down and cry. You got to - all you can do to hold back your own. 'Cause, after all, you're big, you're strong, you're in the Army. You know, you're a powerful person. You're a powerful person and you're saying goodbye. You're saying goodbye to a hero.
VA H: Buddy, if I go, will you play "Taps" for me? I said yes.
I: ding, ding, ding. They fired the 21-gun salute. I played "Taps."
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MADDEN: The most difficult "Taps" I've ever played in my life.
NEARY: Albert Madden will play "Taps" today at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod. It will mark the 84th time he'll play the bugle call for a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.
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