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Boy Scouts of America March by Sousa

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MARCH BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA   Sousa wrote this march for the Boy Scouts of America after a request from Dr.…

Military Funeral Honors in the time of COVID-19

Some information on Military Funerals Honors and news stories. Below is the directive from the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding Military Funeral Honors NEW PROCEDURES…

What is Taps?

WHAT IS TAPS? Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than the twenty-four notes that…

Last Days of John Philip Sousa

The Last Days of John Philip Sousa On February 22nd, 1932, John Philip Sousa conducted the combined musicians of the The United States Army Band, United States Navy Bandand “The…

Lyrics or Words to Taps

The Taps Lyrics here including variations and history of the words to Taps.

Oliver Willcox Norton

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?…

Lincoln At Gettysburg

As November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, it is interesting to look at the days and weeks before the dedication ceremony and…

Moses Ross Civil War Bugler

http://www.chroniclenewspaper.com/news/local-news/chester-s-citizens-in-the-civil-war-the-bugler-HE600999 In the office of Chester Town Historian Clifton Patrick is a glass display case laden with local artifacts, including awards, padlocks, and booklets. On…

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