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Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History By Rudi Williams American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2000 – Military buglers have been communicating with troops and their families for centuries. Decked out in a Civil War Union soldier’s uniform, Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva stands at a bugle display table at Arlington (Va.) […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

100 Nights of Taps

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 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 of moments, a bugler sounds […]

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 […]

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