Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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The Bugle Call That Went Viral

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The Bugle Call That Went Viral CLICK START BUTTON TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST From: Between The Liner Notes. Between the Liner Notes is a documentary style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Episodes are released the first Monday of every month. www.betweenthelinernotes.com […]

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice A Personal Reminiscence Growing up in Wisconsin during the 1950s and 60s, I was active in the Boy Scouts. At that time, World War II was still in the not so distant past and many of the Scout dads were veterans. Over the years I encountered dads who […]

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 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 […]

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 […]

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