On video: Echo Taps for Memorial Day

Former City of Edmonds animal control officer and long-time trumpet player Deb Dawson often appears at local events around Memorial Day, playing Echo Taps to honor veterans who have given their lives for our country. This year, these ceremonies — including the one in Edmonds — have been canceled due to COVID-19, so Dawson made her own video of Echo Taps in honor of her father, who passed away in 2016. She shared the video on Facebook and has allowed us to repost it here.  “Thank you Vets for your sacrifice and service!!” Dawson said in her Facebook post accompanying the video.


  1. Thank You, Deb for sharing this with all of us! Your dedication to the memory of our veterans is greatly appreciated. Remember always …..

  2. Thank you so much, Deb, for posting this video. I am always moved to tears when I hear Taps and am drawn back to my time in the military at the end of the Vietnam War. I appreciate the respect paid to our fallen veterans by the Edmonds Cemetery and the citizens of Edmonds every year. This year it is taking on a new form, but is no less meaningful. I hope everyone in our fair city takes a moment on Monday to remember all of those who have sacrificed their lives to make this country strong and magnificent.

  3. Deb, my birth father remains MIA/KIA from WWII and for me and on behalf of the Edmonds Veterans Plaza (EVP) Leadership Team, THANK YOU! You truly touched my heart!

    Ron Clyborne
    EVP Team Leader
    VFW Post 8870

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