Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sesquicentennial of Taps

The song Taps has come to be known as a song of mourning and remembrance for fallen service members, but it has not always been that way. Written during the Civil War the song was originally used to order the troops to "extinguish lights." This year marks the 150th anniversary of the most famous bugle call. For more information on Taps and its history visit the Taps 150 website.

2 comments:

Linda said...

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Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Thank you, Linda, for your kind words. Happy hunting!