After the speech traditionally taps is played again. Let me remind you, no band showed up--except maybe a one man band who saved the day. Obviously, a Norfolk resident and band member, this young man came by himself and played Taps. I saw an adult with him give him a high five afterwards. I believe it was an impromptu "save the day". Thank you, mysterious young man.
After that, we all sang a cappella "The Star Spangled Banner" and it sounded great. My husband said marching back up the hill was kind of moving, the Veterans still in step without music. Hey, bands, watch out, maybe we don't need you--except for the lone trumpeter.