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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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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 […]

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 […]

Hitting the High Notes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case is dark and deep black with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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