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History of Memorial Affairs

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

HISTORY OF MEMORIAL AFFAIRS The current traditions and practices of honoring fallen soldiers have had a long and interesting evolution. What began as an afterthought during the Revolutionary War is now a maxim of the Soldier’s Creed. We will look back, beginning with the Revolutionary War, and discover how the idea to “never leave a […]

THE LETTER

Friday, November 25th, 2016

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

A Morning Call by Edwin Forbes

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

An excerpt from Thirty Years After: An Artist’s Memoir of the Civil War By Edwin Forbes Edwin Austin Forbes (1839 – March 6, 1895) was an American landscape painter and etcher who first gained fame during the Civil War or his detailed and dramatic sketches of military subjects, including battlefield combat scenes “The passage of […]

The Taps Window

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The Taps Window There are two monuments in Virginia commemorating Taps. The first is the Taps Monument located at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City. The other is the Taps Window found at Fort Monroe located in Hampton, Virginia—at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. The Taps window is located in the Chapel […]

The Greatest Game In the World by John Philip Sousa

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The Greatest Game in the World by John Philip Sousa America’s March King, John Philip Sousa, was an avid baseball fan. He was a good player as a youth and when the Sousa Band formed its own team he usually pitched for the first inning or so. The team was formed during the long concert […]

Hail to the Chief

Friday, May 6th, 2016

“Hail To The Chief” Arranged by Jari Villanueva, played by the USAF Band HISTORY OF “HAIL TO THE CHIEF” Hail to the Chief, with its preceding Ruffles and Flourishes, is traditionally played to announce the arrival of the president at state functions and events. Derived from an old Gaelic air, Hail to the Chief was […]

William Donald Schaefer His Final Farewell

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

William Donald Schaefer, His Final Farewell: A Look Back at his Funeral Services By Jari Villanueva © 2016 Jari Villanueva, Taps Bugler Originally published April 2016 It has been five years since the passing of Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer. This is the story of my involvement with his funeral services during the week following […]

The Titanic Musicians

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

From Walter Lord’s Book, “The Night Lives On” Whatever (music) they played (that night), they achieved immortality.  The bravery of these men, trying to bring hope and comfort to others without a thought to their own safety, captured the public’s imagination allover the world.  Editorials, speeches, sermons, and reams of worshipful poetry celebrated the deed, […]

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