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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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Taps Bugle Calls in Other Nations

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 […]

History of Memorial Affairs

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 […]

Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery

Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery Five prominent buglers Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were officially designated as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The mansion was originally the home of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Today, the current size of […]

100 Nights of Taps

100 Nights of Taps Information100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2019 Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA.May 27-September 2, 2019at the Soldiers Monument in theGettysburg National Cemetery.ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2019is sponsored byThe Lincoln Fellowship of PennsylvaniaThe National Park ServiceTaps For Veterans Wendy Allen, Founder and CoordinatorJari […]

Lyrics or Words to Taps

Lyrics or Words to Taps 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   Lyrics or Words to Taps The new bugle signal (also known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”) is called “Taps” in common usage because […]

Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry

Charles Clarke, Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry By Sam Young, Fort Larned NHS Volunteer The painting below titled “Get ‘Em, Boys!” by Jerry Thomas, shows Captain Albert Barnitz, Commander, Company G 7th Cavalry, Bugler Edward Botzer, and G Company cavalrymen at Fort Wallace, Kansas, on June 26, 1867, in their first fight there with […]

Performance Guidelines for Taps

The Significance of Taps There are two pieces of music that particularly stir the hearts and emotions of Americans — The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. To many Americans Taps conveys an important message through its twenty-four notes. To U.S. soldiers from the Civil War on, when sounded at night the call meant that all was […]

Taps 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD released on September 12, 2006

Hard to believe this film is now 35 years old. I was honored to take part in the 25th anniversary re-release in 2006 A re-release of the 1981 film with George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. It includes a bunch of bonus material including the original TV spots and “The Bugler’s […]

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