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Oliver Willcox Norton

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Who was the bugler who first sounded the call of Taps? When it it happen? What did he do after his time in the Army?   OLIVER WILLCOX NORTON 1839-1920 An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call © Jari Villanueva If you would like to […]

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 BUGLE CALL REMEMBERED-Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 24th, 2017

On the anniversary of the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy, a look at the sounding of Taps that was heard worldwide.   A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps  at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy By Jari Villanueva © 2013 All Rights Reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission […]

Keith Clark, Bugler at JFK’s Funeral

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Keith Clark would have turned 90 on November 21st. Here is some information on the bugler who sounded Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. KEITH COLLAR CLARK (1927-2002) Keith Clark was the Principal Bugler with The United States Army Band who was placed in the world spotlight when he was called to […]

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 […]

Donna-Mae Smith Bugler

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Donna-Mae Smith First Woman Bugler in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps SOUNDING HER FINAL NOTE By Jennifer Mathis www.newsreview.info It’s one thing to wake up at 5 o’clock each morning. It’s another thing to wake up at 5 o’clock and sound the trumpet an hour later. During her time in the Army, Donna-Mae Smith was […]

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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