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ANZAC DAY 2020

ISOLATED BUT UNITED LEST WE FORGET A Taps For Veterans Event JOIN THE FB EVENT AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/242460860468212/ Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance…

Hail to the Chief

What is the piece of music played each time the President is announced? Where did that tune originate? “Hail To The Chief” Arranged by Jari…

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.…

TAPS FOR LEW SOLOFF

TAPS FOR LEW SOLOFF By Jari Villanueva Lew Soloff, US Army Photo courtesy of Laura Solomon-used by permission For military buglers in the United States,…

The Taps Myth

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, "Reportedly it all began during the Civil War…" and goes on to relate the story of Union Captain Ellicombe and how he finds his wounded Confederate son on a battlefield. The story is that the music of Taps is found in the pocket of the young man and that's how the call came into being. It is a heartwarming and poignant story, but false.

Larry DuPree Bugler

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…

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