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“ Welcome to Tapsbugler! Helping provide Taps for Veterans at military funerals is important to us! Please contact us on information about providing a live bugler to sound Taps at the ceremony for your loved one. Just click on Find A Bugler below. Please explore the website and I hope you come away with a little more knowledge about this great American treasure we have in those 24 notes. ”

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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 […]

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 […]

100 Nights of Taps

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA. May 29-September 4, 2017 This will be at the Soldiers Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania The National Park Service Taps […]

The Titanic Bugler

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

THE TITANIC BUGLER Percy William Fletcher in his White Star uniform with his horn, a British Duty Bugle pitched in B Flat. On board the RMS Titanic was Percy William Fletcher of Southampton.  Fletcher was the ship’s Bugler. He would announce meals and any events that were happening on the ship. Mr Percy William Fletcher was born […]

Lyrics or Words to Taps

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Lyrics or Words to Taps The new bugle signal (also known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”) is called “Taps” in common usage because it is was used for the same purpose (to signal lights out) as the three drum taps. However the U.S. Army still called it Extinguish Lights and it did not officially change the name […]

Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Charles Clarke, Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry By Sam Young, Fort Larned NHS Volunteer The painting below titled “Get ‘Em, Boys!” by Jerry Thomas, shows Captain Albert Barnitz, Commander, Company G 7th Cavalry, Bugler Edward Botzer, and G Company cavalrymen at Fort Wallace, Kansas, on June 26, 1867, in their first fight there with […]

Performance Guidelines for Taps

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Significance of Taps   There are two pieces of music that particularly stir the hearts and emotions of Americans — The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. To many Americans Taps conveys an important message through its twenty-four notes. To U.S. soldiers from the Civil War on, when sounded at night the call meant that all […]

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