1943 file photo, a bugler sounds taps during a memorial service while a group of G.I.s visit the graves of comrades who fell in the reconquest of Attu Island, part of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. May 30, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of American forces recapturing Attu Island in Alaska’s Aleutian chain from Japanese forces. It was the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. (AP Photo, File)

Amongst the backdrop of the crashing waves and the balmy air, local residents and visitors came out to Neptune park on St. Simon’s Island on Monday night to honor those soldiers that sacrificed their lives for our freedom for Memorial Day.

All on Georgia-Glynn had the opportunity to speak with a few of the locals attending the much anticipated event.  One couple who have been living on the island for over 19 years said they have attended this beautiful Memorial Day ceremony every year and look forward to it with much anticipation.

Although the planned traditional Memorial Day Taps at Twilight was cancelled to the inclement weather from the subtropical storm, one young man played on and paid tribute to those lives lost.

James Polezoes posted this video on Facebook of Michael Leonard Hulett at The Casino -St Simons Island playing taps for the participants of the ceremony.  His request was, “Taps, please share and make it go global.”

As families gathered around the flag pole to hear Michael play, the sea winds carried the tune echoing into the evening air. It was a gracious gesture and appreciated by all.

Taps, please share and make it go global.

Posted by James Polezoes on Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018 · Saint Simons Island

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Carrie Magalski is the Media and Public Relations Contact for All on Georgia- Glynn County. A speaker and the author of "Heaven's Angels" book, her inspiring articles, writings and radio interviews are featured in various multi-media venues. Her leadership roles encompasses higher education, broadcast communications, business, and corporate trainings through Coastal Pines Technical College. She is a seasoned professional with excellent relationship building skills and creates and enhances strategic growth through partnerships with community, corporate and governmental agencies through various multimedia modalities. She is the owner of Immersion Enterprises, LLC- which provides corporate trainings, PR and marketing, as well as ecotourism and experiential education services through Turtle Tides Amelia. Carrie serves on the Board of Directors of Back in His Arms Again, a ministry that helps families suffering from infant loss.


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