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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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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

How Taps Became Associated With Funerals

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

How Did Taps Became Associated With Funerals?   How did the call become associated with funerals? The earliest official reference to the mandatory use of Taps at military funeral ceremonies is found in the U.S. Army Infantry Drill Regulations for 1891, although it had doubtless been used unofficially long before that time, under its former […]

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. […]

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 […]

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