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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. ”

Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

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Larry DuPree Bugler

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Larry Dupree, Bugler and friend By Jari Villanueva, TapsBugler On November 1, 2019 the world lost another Vietnam Veteran and the bugling world lost a performer and supporter-Larry DuPree of Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was the beloved husband of Jean DuPree, loving father of April (David) Tapscott, proud grandfather of Ashely Mabrey, Hunter Mathson, and Allie […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s most famous bugle call

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

LOOKING FOR A LIVE BUGLER?CLICK HEREorContactwww.TapsFor Veterans.org We have a Patreon Page set up for your support ofwhat TAPS BUGLER doeshttps://www.patreon.com/TapsBugler 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 order a copy of the entire book CLICK HERE […]

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 Who was the young bugler who […]

Echo Taps

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

ECHO TAPS Echo Taps is a custom of sounding the call with two buglers standing at some distance apart to achieve an echo effect. Although a popular way of sounding Taps, it is not correct protocol to have two players sound Taps. Arlington National Cemetery does not permit Echo Taps to be performed during services […]

The Taps Myth

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

THE TAPS MYTH MAKE SURE YOU READ THE LAST PAGE FOR THE TAPS MYTH CHALLENGE Almost every day when I check my e-mails, I get a message or two asking about or forwarding a story for my comment or enlightenment. It starts with, “It all began during the Civil War…” and goes on to relate […]

National Song of Remembrance

Friday, December 28th, 2012

TAPS OUR NATIONAL SONG OF MILITARY REMEMBRANCE Through the efforts of Jari Villanueva, Les Hampton and TAPS 150, we were able to push through the bill to have Taps finally recognized on the national level. This effort was started almost three years ago and we are thankful to Rep. Tom Reed of NY for introducing […]

Taps as our National Song of Remembrance

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The few words of the Gettysburg Address changed the course of our nation. The few notes of Taps express a Nations thanks and gratitude for service as no symphony could ever do. The bugle call Taps has, for almost 150 years, held a special place in our American heritage. Originally conceived as a replacement signal […]

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