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Long Beach Student Steps in to Play 'Taps' at Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at City Hall

Schools and Libraries

December 11, 2012


As representatives from Long Beach City Hall prepared their annual commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, they called upon the Long Beach High School music department to fill an important void. It was discovered that their regular bugler would not be able to perform "Taps" because he had lost his instrument in the recent flood. Hearing of their dilemma, Long Beach High School senior Jesse Klirsfeld gladly stepped in to volunteer. His heartfelt rendition of this traditional bugle call brought a tear to the eyes of those gathered to honor the memory of all those who lost their lives on this infamous day.