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Hot Dogs and Baseball

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

National Hot Dog Day Hot dogs and baseball. As American as it gets. Despite the changing years and the culinary tastes of Americans, the hot dog has remained a consistent fare at baseball games. Called by variations, “hot dogs”, “dogs”, “wieners”, “foot longs”, “red hots”, “frankfurters” etc…, it is the one food that can start […]

A BUGLE STORY from the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A BUGLE STORY The 26th North Carolina Regimental Band was a group of Moravian musicians who served as the band for the 26th North Carolina Troops, Confederated States of America. The band enlisted in April of 1862 and served until the end of the war. They traveled with the unit and performed concerts, dress, parades, and church […]

The Seventh-Inning Stretch

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Seventh-Inning Stretch Origin (or not) of a baseball tradition By David Emery Popular memory has been unkind to William Howard Taft, twenty-seventh President of the United States, who surely would have wished to be remembered for something nobler than his weight. At 300 pounds, he is the heaviest commander-in-chief on record. It’s the rare […]

Civil War Re-enacting for the Bugler

Monday, June 12th, 2017

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTING FOR THE BUGLER Re-enacting the American Civil War is a popular hobby not only in the United States but also around the world. The following information has been gathered from many sources and is meant to be a guide for those who wish to portray a Civil War bugler. Bugling is a […]

Taps Bugle Calls in Other Nations

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

TRADITIONS AND USAGE The custom of honoring the dead at burials and memorial services with trumpet and bugle calls dates back to Biblical times.  Ancient trumpets were used at religious ceremonies and were associated with magical rites.  Burials, circumcisions, and sunset rites (to ensure the sun would return) were a few of the early rituals […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  1. Hot Dogs and Baseball
  2. A BUGLE STORY from the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band
  3. The Seventh-Inning Stretch
  4. Civil War Re-enacting for the Bugler
  5. Taps Bugle Calls in Other Nations