Traverse City Man Joins Nationwide Tribute Paying Respect to 41st President

As part of a nationwide tribute to President George H.W. Bush, musicians from around the country stood up to play taps at the very same time.

At exactly 5:30 p.m. Thursday night a number of bugler and trumpet players simultaneously played taps to pay their respect to the late 41st president.

In Traverse City, Mark Lasarge took his horn to Veterans Memorial Park.

Lasarge says it is important to pay respect and have this special opportunity to play the familiar notes in honor of George H.W. Bush.

“The only important aspect is that freedom is never free and it’s important for the nation to recognize our veterans and be appreciative of what they do for us as a nation we are who we are because of them,” says Lasarage.

A woman in Isabella County also signed on to play taps.

Andrea Millington of Shepherd agreed to join the nationwide playing of taps for the former president.