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From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

100 Nights of Taps

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 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 of moments, a bugler sounds […]

A BUGLE STORY from the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A BUGLE STORY The 26th North Carolina Regimental Band was a group of Moravian musicians who served as the band for the 26th North Carolina Troops, Confederated States of America. The band enlisted in April of 1862 and served until the end of the war. They traveled with the unit and performed concerts, dress, parades, and church […]

Taps Bugle Calls in Other Nations

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

TRADITIONS AND USAGE The custom of honoring the dead at burials and memorial services with trumpet and bugle calls dates back to Biblical times.  Ancient trumpets were used at religious ceremonies and were associated with magical rites.  Burials, circumcisions, and sunset rites (to ensure the sun would return) were a few of the early rituals […]

Arlington National Cemetery and Memorial Day-Traditions Born in Irony

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Arlington National Cemetery and Memorial Day. Traditions Born in Irony. On any weekday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a military ritual occurs that is both familiar and moving. An escort of honor comes to attention and presents arms. A firing party then fires three volleys. After the briefest of moments, a bugler sounds the […]

History of Memorial Affairs

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

HISTORY OF MEMORIAL AFFAIRS The current traditions and practices of honoring fallen soldiers have had a long and interesting evolution. What began as an afterthought during the Revolutionary War is now a maxim of the Soldier’s Creed. We will look back, beginning with the Revolutionary War, and discover how the idea to “never leave a […]

Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery Five prominent buglers Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were officially designated as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The mansion was originally the home of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Today, the current size of […]

Lyrics or Words to Taps

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Lyrics or Words to Taps PLEASE HELP US WITH A DONATION YOUR HELP KEEPS THIS WEBSITE RUNNING WITHOUT ADS THANKS!! If you are having trouble with the PayPaL link, use this one: https://www.paypal.me/TapsBugler   Lyrics or Words to Taps The new bugle signal (also known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”) is called “Taps” in common usage because […]

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