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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps


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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 […]

“Taps” W.K. Pilsbury

TAPS   “Taps” “Lights Out! The shadows fall. Across the silent camping ground Rings out the bugle call; in mournful cadence on the breeze, soft, in the waning light Tis echoed through the whispering trees, The soldiers last good night. Lights Out! Good night!” Dawson, Ga. July, 4, 1897 W.K. Pilsbury http://www.bandyheritagecenter.org/exhibitions/digital_projects/pilsbury_diary.aspx William K. Pilsbury […]

Resources for Veterans

The following contains many resources for our Honored Veterans Listed are links to the VA, educational resources, and burial information **Tapsbugler does not endorse any of the following. These are for informational purposes only DD214 http://dd214.com/ Link to ordering copies of your DD214   Online College Guide for Veterans http://www.onlinedegrees.org/veterans/ Earning a degree today can […]

Cruising For A Cause

Taps Bugler is honored to announce we are taking part in a great event to raise money for two worthy charities! Cruising For A Cause To honor and give thanks to the courageous men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Princess Cruises is launching our first fundraising sailing which is expected to generate $1 million […]

The Miles Standish Wooden Bugle When Miles Standish came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, he brought with him a queer wooden bugle that had been made for him many years before by a friend in England. Many years ago this cartoon was clipped out and sent to me by a good friend Edie. She knew […]

Manual of the Bugle

MANUAL OF THE BUGLE BUGLER POSITIONS FOR SOUNDING A CALL  Figure 1. PARADE REST (AT EASE). Feet apart relaxed position without locking knees. Bugler cradles instrument left hand parallel to the ground in left hand. Figure 2. ATTENTION. Feet brought together, heels touching. Bugle is held in left hand parallel to the ground with the […]

The trumpet of the Lord

Lord of our lives, our hope in death, we cannot listen to Taps without our souls stirring. Its plaintive notes are a prayer in music–of hope, of peace, of grief, of rest… Prepare us too, Lord, for our final bugle call when you summon us home! When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and […]

Patton and the power of the bugle

 Patton and the Power of the Bugle  Every evening, Gen. Patton arranged a type of communication which united all soldiers. This “communication” united us with the soldiers of history! Gen. Patton had buglers blow Taps! Every unit down to a company of two hundred men had their own bugler. With over twenty thousand men sleeping […]

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