Taps In Honored Glory
A Centennial Remembrance
Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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. Taps For Veterans is working with Arlington National Cemetery, The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own), The Military District of Washington and The Society of the Honor Guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate the Centennial.
A special ceremony commemorating the Centennial of Taps at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will take place Sunday November 7, 2021 in the Tanner Amphitheater (Old Amphitheater) at Arlington National Cemetery. The day’s event will include a ceremony at 1000 and a wreath laying at the Tomb at 1315. This program is coordinated by Mr. Jari Villanueva, USAF (retired) and TAPS FOR VETERANS
The event is free and open to the general public.
REGISTRATION FOR PARTICIPANTS WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
All participating buglers must register for the event.
The Arlington events are free and open to all.
There will be a cost to attend the reception.
(information will be provided when registration opens)
OUTLINE OF THE EVENTS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2021
1000-1100 Ceremony at the Tanner (Old Amphitheater) Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery
1200-1300 Wreaths at the graves of Frank Witchey, George Myers and Patrick Mastroleo, Edward Younger and John Pershing. Witchey, Myers and Mastroleo are the buglers who sounded Taps for the Unknown in 1921, 1958 and 1984 respectively. A wreath will be presented at each grave and Taps will be sounded by a Bugler from the US Army Band. The graves are located in Sections 18, 19 and 34.
1315 Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
1400-1600 Reception (food by Mission BBQ) at the Woman’s Memorial (You must be registered to attend)
Please support TAPS IN HONORED GLORY by purchasing a commemorative challenge coin
Coins are $21.00 plus $5 shipping to US and are numbered.
you can order the coin at the link BY CLICKING HERE
Coins are 2″ diameter and 3mm thick, with a high polish silver plating.
Each coin is individually numbered.
You can also send a check for the coin to
TAPS FOR VETERANS
124 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore MD 21228
Please support our partners, The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by purchasing a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Challenge Coin by CLICKING HERE
The mission of TAPS FOR VETERANS is to help provide live buglers for military funerals.
Our website is www.TapsForVeterans.org
TAPS FOR VETERANS has sponsored national events over the past decade including:
–BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TRADITION-The 150th Anniversary of Taps in 2012. Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and Berkeley Plantation where Taps was born.
–A BUGLE CALL REMEMBERED-The 50th Anniversary of Taps at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy November 2013. Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
–100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG-A nightly sounding of Taps in the Gettysburg National Cemetery (now in its 5th year). In partnership with the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania.
–SOUNDS OF REMEMBRANCE-Worldwide sounding of Taps and Last Post to mark the Centennial of the Armistice
–TAPS ACROSS AMERICA-Nationwide sounding of Taps with over 10,000 participants on Memorial Day 2020 and 2021. This was featured on CBS New-THE NATIONAL SALUTE– Nationwide sounding of Taps on November 11 to commemorate the beginning of activities leading up to the Centennial in 2021
–TAPS AT THE NATIONAL WWI MEMORIAL-A daily sounding of Taps at the National World War I Memorial in Washington DC. This is in partnership with the WWI Centennial Commission and the Doughboy Foundation.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT TAPS FOR VETERANS WITH A DONATION
Your donation helps with administrative costs, IT support, and the planning of programs and events. Your financial assistance helps us continue the mission of providing live buglers for military funerals and our national events like TAPS ACROSS AMERICA.
YOU CAN DONATE BY VISITING THE WEBSITE WWW.TAPSFORVETERANS.ORG
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