Civil War News
TAPS 150 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the origin of Taps, the national bugle call, this spring. TAPS 150, along with Bugles Across America, the national organization that provides live buglers at funerals, is planning concerts and events that will culminate with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery on May 19 and a June reenactment.
Focal point of the June 22-24 event at Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, Va., where Taps was born, will be the rededication of the Taps monument which is undergoing renovations this spring. A fall wreath-laying ceremony is planned at the West Point grave of Maj. Gen. Daniel A. Butterfield, who many credit as composing Taps.
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Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni and Student Association for alerting us to this article.