Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps


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Accurate Listing of Music at President Kennedy’s Funeral

“Accurate Listing of Funeral Music” by Irving Lowens, Washington Star music critic (Reprinted from the Washington Star, 12/1/63.) Last Monday, millions watched the solemn procession of the caisson from the Capitol to the White House, from the White House to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, from the cathedral to Arlington National Cemetery and as they watched, heartsick, […]

Taps for JFK Friday Nov 22

  The Newseum in Washington, DC has asked me to sound Taps this Friday at 2:38 PM, the time of the announcement of the death of JFK. Please join me wherever you are in sounding the call for our 35th president. http://www.newseum.org/news/2013/11/president-kennedy-is-assassinated.html

A Bugle Call Remembered Thank You

On behalf of  Taps for Veterans, thank you so much for being part of “A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy” marking the 50th anniversary of the Keith Clark’s rendition of our National Song of Farewell. 24 States and the District of Columbia were represented with buglers coming from […]

Letter from Keith Clark

Letter from Keith Clark to Jari Villanueva 1992 Click on letter for full text


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Veterans Day November 11, 1963

Here is a video of that ceremony November 11, 1963:

Funeral of President Kennedy

Photos from the funeral of John F. Kennedy. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a trip in Dallas, Texas. Four emotional days later, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors in a ceremony witnessed by millions around the world. On hand that chilly Monday afternoon […]

Evening At The Virginia Military Institute

http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-memorable-evening-at-virginia.html Blog by Richard Williams Jr. Last night I had the privilege once again of speaking at the Rockbridge Civil War Roundtable in Lexington, Virginia. The meeting was held in the basement of the Marshall Museum on the grounds at VMI. As I was unloading a box of books and taking this picture, Colonel Keith […]

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