Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Diary of a World War One Bugler

Friday, January 19th, 2018

DIARY OF A WWI BUGLER Diary kept by Wayne W. DeSilvey, 1st Bugler of Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. The complete diary covers the period from January 1, 1918, through April 15, 1919. CLICK HERE TO READ THE DIARY

John Philip Sousa’s Christmas Gift to the United States

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

John Philip Sousa’s Christmas Gift to the United States. We may think of “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” around Independence Day, but did you know it was written around Christmas? “The Stars and Stripes Forever” is certainly America’s greatest march. It is associated with the United States and recognized everywhere in the world. The march […]

Joy in the Mourning

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Some thoughts on the words to Taps. From: “Joy in the Mourning” by Leslie Harder     A few weeks ago, my mind wandered to the words to the song “Taps”. I was thinking about William’s service held eight months ago today and the bugler playing Taps while my sister clasped my shoulder from behind me. […]

The Lincoln Bugle

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

“The Lincoln Bugle? History not proven.” Someone spent over $100,00 for a nice family heirloom whose connection with the Lincoln Funeral is a story. by Jari Villanueva and John Bieniarz A bugle purporting to be the bugle used at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln was sold at an auction house in Dallas, Texas. The sale […]

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings BOOK REVIEW

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings Edited by Bryan Proksch with a forward by John Philip Sousa IV Published 2017, GIA Publications, Chicago. 184 pages ISBN 978-1-62277-212-4 Available in softcover through Amazon Reviewed by Jari Villanueva-November 13, 2017 Who was John Philip Sousa? And what did he think about music, politics and the world? […]

Retreat and To The Color

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  RETREAT AND TO THE COLOR Retreat is a daily ceremony held at all military installations as the national flag is lowered at the end of the day. The ceremony of Retreat is derived from the one of the three required formations in the Army. These formations date back to the Revolutionary War and were […]

Protocol for Taps

Friday, September 29th, 2017

PROTOCOL FOR TAPS INSTRUCTION FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN 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 Protocol for Taps Instruction for military and civilian YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS PROTOCOL BY CLICKING HERE One […]

Tomb of the Unknown Ceremonies

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns At each Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying the relief commander salutes the tomb and announces what is about happen.  “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. I am (name and rank) of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, United States Army, […]

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