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Dozens of people gathered at U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Corney’s home in Glen Rock on Thursday night to hear his last amplified playing of “Taps.” The playing of “Taps” will be moving to the Glen Rock Park in the near future.
Teresa Boeckel, York Daily Record

YORK, Pa. — Dozens of people gathered in the driveway of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Corney’s home in Glen Rock on Thursday night and listened to his last playing of an amplified recording of “Taps.”

Corney shook hands and thanked people for coming. Some live in the borough, others traveled in from outside. They stood quietly in the drizzle as the military tribute played for 57 seconds.

“I’m very happy that everybody was able to come out, especially with the weather,” Corney said afterwards. “I think it’s important that we as a community, we come together, and we can work to honor our men and women and the sacrifices that they’ve made for our country.”

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Corney has been playing the recording of “Taps” over loudspeakers every night, but his evening tradition has led to neighborhood disputes and legal battles in the past two years.