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The Night That Taps Was Played Twice

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice A Personal Reminiscence Growing up in Wisconsin during the 1950s and 60s, I was active in the Boy Scouts. At that time, World War II was still in the not so distant past and many of the Scout dads were veterans. Over the years I encountered dads who […]

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s most famous bugle call

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call © Jari Villanueva If you would like to order a copy of the entire book CLICK HERE By Jari Villanueva Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than […]

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg On any weekday at cemeteries throughout the United States, a military ritual occurs that is both familiar and moving. An escort of honor comes to attention and presents arms. Next, a firing party fires three rifle volleys. After the briefest […]

Hot Dogs and Baseball

National Hot Dog Day July 18, 2018 Hot dogs and baseball. As American as it gets. Despite the changing years and the culinary tastes of Americans, the hot dog has remained a consistent fare at baseball games. Called by variations, “hot dogs”, “dogs”, “wieners”, “foot longs”, “red hots”, “frankfurters” etc…, it is the one food […]

Lincoln on the Declaration of Independence

Lincoln on the Declaration of Independence “Let us revere the Declaration of Independence” (Speech at Bloomington, May 29, 1856) “Let us readopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it the practices and policy which harmonize with it (Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854).” In his 1863 Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln embraced the Declaration of Independence […]

The Photo at the RFK Funeral

The Photo at the RFK Funeral Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train June 8, 1968 There is a photo I’m quite fond of. It was taken from the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy who was assassinated 50 years ago this week. The caption I found with it is: A family in Harmans, Maryland, pays their respects […]

Memorial Day At Arlington

The Flying Tigers Ceremony at Arlington My Memorial Day Story I was on active duty with the USAF Band from 1985-2008 as a trumpeter and bugler in the Ceremonial Brass. In 1988 I was assigned to sound Taps at the annual reunion and memorial service for the Flying Tigers, the famed WWII flying unit in […]

Music is a powerful communicator

Music is a Powerful Communicator. Monday July 11th 2005, 8:45 pm Filed under: I’m All Ears So here I am in New York, and this morning had to decide how I was going to travel uptown. I was born and raised in this city, and have been riding subways since I was a child…but not […]

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  1. The Night That Taps Was Played Twice
  2. An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s most famous bugle call
  3. Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me
  4. Hot Dogs and Baseball
  5. Lincoln on the Declaration of Independence