Retired band directors participate in 9/11 musical salute

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Updated: 9/12/2013 4:14 am
Three retired band directors put their skills to good use with a musical salute for 9-11. 

They played "Taps" at the American Tribute Field at Miller Park at five designated times Wednesday morning. At locations across the country, other volunteers with the group called "Bugles Across America" played "Taps" at the same time. They marked the moment when each of four planes crashed 12 years ago, and again as tribute to those who died keeping American safe since. 

"It gives us a great sense of personal satisfaction to be able to honor people who died for our country, and be able to express that with our musical talents," Bill Nelson, with "Bugles Across America", said. 

The Bugler's hope to add this as a new tradition in conjunction with the American Tribute Field event in Lubbock each year. The annual 9-11 flag display, organized by Prosperity Bank, runs through Friday. 
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