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The Photo at the RFK Funeral

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The Photo at the RFK Funeral Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train June 8, 1968 There is a photo I’m quite fond of. It was taken from the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy who was assassinated 50 years ago this week. The caption I found with it is: A family in Harmans, Maryland, pays their respects […]

Memorial Day At Arlington

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Flying Tigers Ceremony at Arlington My Memorial Day Story I was on active duty with the USAF Band from 1985-2008 as a trumpeter and bugler in the Ceremonial Brass. In 1988 I was assigned to sound Taps at the annual reunion and memorial service for the Flying Tigers, the famed WWII flying unit in […]

Music is a powerful communicator

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Music is a Powerful Communicator. Monday July 11th 2005, 8:45 pm Filed under: I’m All Ears So here I am in New York, and this morning had to decide how I was going to travel uptown. I was born and raised in this city, and have been riding subways since I was a child…but not […]

Moe Berg Catcher and Spy

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Moe Berg: Catcher and Spy When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.  The answer was simple: Berg was a US spy. Speaking 15 languages – including Japanese – Moe Berg had two loves: baseball […]

Folding The Flag

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

A United States burial casket flag drapes the casket of deceased veterans and first responders to honor the memory of their service to the country. The ceremonial folding and presentation of the flag is a moving tribute of lasting importance to the veteran’s family. Burial or interment flags are 5 x 9 1/2 and are […]

The Titanic Bugler

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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 in […]

African American Buglers

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

African American Buglers who have served our Nation      

The Star Mangled Banner

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Fergie’s recent performance of our national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star game got me thinking about the performance protocol. It is interesting to note that on March 3rd we will commemorate the “The Star-Spangled Banner’s” adoption as our national anthem, thanks in large part to John Charles Linthicum, a Maryland congressman who spent 12 years working to […]

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  1. The Photo at the RFK Funeral
  2. Memorial Day At Arlington
  3. Music is a powerful communicator
  4. Moe Berg Catcher and Spy
  5. Folding The Flag