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Taps In Honored Glory Update


THE TAPS IN HONORED GLORY EVENT IS ON!

TAPS IN HONORED GLORY
A Centennial Remembrance
Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Sunday November 7, 2021
Arlington National Cemetery

Taps For Veterans is sponsoring TAPS IN HONORED GLORY to commemorate the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the buglers who have sounded Taps there over the past century. The event is sponsored by Taps For Veterans with support from Arlington National Cemetery, The United States Army Band, The Military District of Washington, The World War I Centennial Commission and The Society of the Honor Guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The ceremony will take place on  Sunday November 7, 2021 at 10 am in the Tanner Amphitheater (Old Amphitheater) at Arlington National Cemetery.

Following the 10 am ceremony, everyone is invited to walk to the graves of Tech Sgt Frank Witchey, SFC George Myers, and SGM Patrick Mastroleo for wreath laying ceremonies. A map will be provided with the route.

12:00 Tech Sgt Frank Witchey Section 19
12:15  SFC George Myers Section 34
12:20 SGM Patrick Mastroleo 34



Following the wreaths at the graves we will walk to the Memorial Amphitheater where a wreath will be presented by the family of Tech Sgt Frank Witchey at 1:15 pm

The event is open to the general public.


PARTICIPANTS

Taps For Veterans
Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own)
The Joint Service Colors Team
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Platoon, 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
World War I Centennial Commission
Daughters of the American Revolution


REGISTRATION
Registration opens Friday October 8 at 12 noon
www.tapsforveterans.org/taps-in-honored-glory/

PROGRAM
Taps In Honored Glory
A Centennial Remembrance
Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Sunday November 7, 2021
10 am
Tanner Amphitheater Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia

PRE-CEREMONY MUSIC
The United States Army Band

OPENING NARRATION
Mr. Jari Villanueva, Bugle Historian

ADVANCEMENT OF THE COLORS/NATIONAL ANTHEM
The Joint Service Colors Team/U.S. Army Band

INVOCATION
Chaplain

REMARKS
Gavin McIlvenna SGM (ret),
Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

REMARKS
Mr. Daniel Dayton
CEO, The WWI Centennial Commission


MUSICAL SELECTION
The US Army Band

CLOSING NARRATION
Mr. Jari Villanueva, Bugle Historian

MASSED SOUNDING OF TAPS
All buglers

CLOSING NARRATION
Mr. Jari Villanueva, Bugle Historian

MUSIC
The United States Army Band


Important Information

-All participating buglers must register for the event. We would like to include names and hometowns for the printed program.
-The ceremonial events (beginning at 1000) are no cost and open to the general public.
-There will be no sounding of Taps by buglers throughout the cemetery as before, only the massed playing at the conclusion of the ceremony.
-Taps will be sounded at the bugler’s graves by SSG Kevin Paul, US Army Band.
-We will rehearsal the massed Taps at 0930 in the Amphitheater.
-Music will be posted here and on Facebook.
-There are restrooms at the Arlington House (next to the Old Amphitheater) and at the Memorial Amphitheater.
-Everyone is encouraged to park in the Arlington Parking Garage and walk to the Amphitheater for the day. There will be a very limited amount of parking passes available. Those should only go to those who are assisting in the program or have mobility issues.



Direct any questions to Jari at Taps4Veterans@gmail.com


A special ceremony will be held at the National WW I Memorial on Saturday November 6 at 4:30. The Memorial is located on Pennsylvania Ave between 14th and 15th Streets.

The National Salute will take place on Thursday November 11 at 11:00. This is the nationwide sounding of Taps
www.tapsforveterans.org/the-national-salute/

2 Comments

  1. David Throop David Throop October 1, 2021

    “Regretfully, the registration for TAPS IN HONORED GLORY program on Sunday November 7 has not yet opened. Despite the fact that our request was made over 6 months ago, we are still waiting on the official confirmation from Arlington National Cemetery regarding permission to conduct the ceremony.”

    How sad our current government is so slow. Do not give up.

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