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The US Marine Band at Gettysburg

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The US Marine Band at Gettysburg   In anticipation of the dedication of the new cemetery in Gettysburg to be held in November 1863, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles approved a request by an “agent of the grounds” to have The United States Marine Band present at the ceremony. “The [Navy] Department has no […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

Last Post at the Menin Gate

Friday, October 26th, 2018

From THE GREAT WAR http://www.greatwar.co.uk/ The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that […]

Taps Vs. Last Post

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Taps Vs. The Last Post A look at two iconic bugle calls Of all the bugle signals sounded in the world, the two that stand out as music of remembrance are the American bugle call Taps and its Commonwealth counterpart The Last Post. With the exception of a few, most bugle calls are only a […]

William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler

Friday, October 19th, 2018

William J. Carson was one of about twenty Civil War Musicians to receive the Medal of Honor. He is the only musician ever to receive the medal for musical duties. Born in Westmorland County, Pa., in 1840, he had grown up in Ohio. On September 2, 1861, he enlisted at Greenfield, Ohio in the 15th […]

Leo Foster WWI Bugler

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Remembering forgotten veterans of World War I By Ashley Strickland, CNN Nov 2014 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/us/remembering-wwi-veterans/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork Foster, far right, with his fellow buglers. (CNN) — In 1917, at age 24, Leo Foster went from being a musician to an instrument of war. The La Crosse, Wisconsin, native isn’t in any textbook. His name didn’t go down […]

Sounds of Remembrance

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Sounds of Remembrance On November 11, 1918 World War I came to and end with the Armistice that took effect at 11 am. Thus was born the phrase: “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” As the war came to an end bugles were sounded including a rendition of Taps General […]

When the Moment Came, He Was Ready!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

The Story of Firefighter Julius Pontecorvo Originally published in The New York Brass Conference, 2002 Journal During the weeks and months which have followed the terrible tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Julius Pontecorvo, Official Bugler of the New York City Fire Department, has had the somber duty and privilege to perform “Taps” for many FDNY […]

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