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The VA has ordered that all Military Funeral Honors details across the nation at national cemeteries to be canceled. 
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Taps Across America was an incredible success! See videos from all across America at our YouTube channel at Taps For Veterans Events

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the National Moment of Remembrance



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Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than the call Taps. The melody is both eloquent and haunting, while the history of its origin is interesting and somewhat clouded in controversy. In the British army, a similar type of signal called Last Post has been sounded over soldiers’ graves since 1885, but the use of Taps is unique to the United States military, since the call is sounded at funerals, wreath-laying ceremonies, and memorial services. A bugle call that beckons us to remember patriots who served our country with honor and valor, it is the most familiar call and one that moves all who hear it.

On any weekday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a military ritual occurs that is both familiar and moving. An escort of honor comes to attention and presents arms. A firing party comes to attention, then fires three volleys. After the briefest of moments, a bugler sounds the twenty-four notes of America’s most famous bugle call. The flag, held by members of the military honor guard, is then folded into a triangle reminiscent of the cocked hat from the American Revolution. That ritual is performed almost twenty times daily during the many funerals held at Arlington.

How did these twenty-four notes we know as Taps come into being? Who wrote the melody? When was it composed? Where was it first performed? What was the original use of the call and how is it used today? These questions have been asked by many over the past century. To date there has been no in-depth research published on the history of Taps.This site will answer many questions about Taps, bugling, and the history of this military tradition, as well as guide you if you are looking for a bugler to perform at a ceremony or funeral.

For more information contact Jari Villanueva

The origin of Taps, the ceremonies in which it is used, and the stories of those who have performed the call are a significant but often overlooked part of our history. The 68-page booklet “Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call,” by Jari Villanueva, tells the story of the famous call and those who created it. Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions is available for $15.00 (plus shipping) by CLICKING HERE

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Lisa November 3, 2010

    I was researching to obtain information for my learning disabilities students on Veterans Day & I found your site. I am very pleased with the information & plan to pass it along to other teachers at my school.
    I am blessed to have come from a family who were proud to serve in the armed forces. I have uncles and cousins who served in the Army, Air Force and Marines, some saw combat while others served during peace time. My uncles who have passed on had military funerals and while it was a sad time at the loss of a family member, it was a proud moment as well when they were honored with full military funerals. The playing of “Taps” still brings tears to my eyes… from sadness as well as pride in the country I love.
    Thank you and God Bless America!
    Lisa

  2. EMMA Tate EMMA Tate November 1, 2010

    I had never attended a military funeral until Wed. my brother-in-law served in World War 11, I was so impressed with the ceremony the volunter guard was so procised the folding of the flag and of course TAPS. It was a very touching sound one that I will never forget. There is a question that I really need an anwers to should the family pay for that service of the volunters? I would really appreciate an answer as I was told that they should be paid, my response to that question was the moment that my brother-in-law served honorably in the Army was payment enough.

    Thank you.

    Emma Tate

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