This week I had the distinct honor of playing a heartfelt Taps for a Korean War vet. Though the tears streamed down my cheek I gave it my all and never wavered. Afterwards, a group of veterans took turns thanking me and shaking my hand, saying they wish they knew of a local trumpet player (I was a guest from 2800 miles away) that would help them honor vets with a live tribute, as I had. I was in Houston, Texas. Surely there has to be hundreds of us in Houston that would take a moment to honor these men and women that have put themselves in harms way to protect the boundless freedom we enjoy. I implore you all, call your local VFW or American Legion to register with them. Sometimes they offer gas money, $20-$50, but some posts and not able to. We are in a unique position to respect these veterans. After all, it just wouldn't sound right on a saxophone.