TAPS AT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
Taps is sounded by a bugler each day at 5 pm to honor the memory of 4.7 million Americans who finished a fight they did not start, in a land they had never visited, for peace and liberty for people they did not know. We honor those Doughboys who did their ‘bit’ for their country.
The daily sounding of Taps began Monday May 24th and will continue through Veterans Day. The call will be sounded at the foot of the flagpole at the Memorial.
The daily sounding is with cooperation of The WWI Commission, The Doughboy Foundation, The America Battlefield Monuments Commission, the National Park Service and Taps For Veterans.
The Doughboy Foundation is asking for your support to help fund this daily sounding of Taps so we can continue it year round to honor them.
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Please join us at 5 pm whenever you are in Washington, DC.
July 5-11 Jari Villanueva
July 12-18 John Schmitt
July 19-25 Jari Villanueva
July 26-August 1 Michael DeLaune
August 2-8 Lori Crandell
August 9-15 Jari Villanueva
August 16-22 Nathan Clark
August 23-29 Amy McCabe
August 30-September 5 Chris Larios
September 6-12 Davy DeArmond
September 13-19 Jari Villanueva
September 20-26 Anthony Bellino
September 27-October 3 Jari Villanueva
October 4-10 Jeff Stockham
October 11-17 Billy Gerlach
October 18-24 Jari Villanueva
October 25-31 Jari Villanueva
November 1-7 Ginger Turner
November 8-14 Jari Villanueva
TAPS FOR VETERANS is an organization dedicated to providing live buglers for military funerals and memorial services. TFV has coordinated many national events including Taps Across America, Birth Of An American Tradition, A Bugle Call Remembered, Sounds Of Remembrance, The National Salute on Veterans Day, and 100 Nights Of Taps Gettysburg. The next major event is Taps In Honored Glory on November 7th 2021 to commemorate the Centennial of Taps at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National Salute on November 11. You can see our full calendar of upcoming events here.
More than its statuary, the new National World War I Memorial is a public gathering place for reflection on the war that changed the world. It is here in the Nation’s Capital that the playing of Taps—the sonorous 24-note melody embodies egalitarianism, patriotism, democracy, and equality—will enable us to fulfill an obligation to keep faith with the American Doughboy.
Solemn public gatherings will evoke the sacrifice and service of the 4.7 million Americans who answered their country’s call. A varied cast of participants will take part in the tolling of a ship’s bell, the laying of wreaths, the distribution of poppies, and more, casting an unforgettable spell upon Washingtonians and visitors alike. Indelible stories of service will inspire those in attendance and online. At special commemorative ceremonies, Taps will be played on a storied instrument: General John J. Pershing’s own bugle.
The Doughboy Foundation is actively seeking funding to support this project, and we’ll start the program once we have secured the first year’s expenses.
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