Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “News”

The Martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln

From the America Studies at the University of Virginia It is interesting to note that on Easter Sunday in 1865, the martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln…

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…

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…

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.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com