Three BuglersThree of the many Buglers from the Taps Bugler organization (l to r: Michael DeLaune, Jari Villanueva, John Schmitt) who will be playing Taps at the National World War I Memorial in Washington DC at 6:00 p.m. daily through Veterans Day 2021. The Doughboy Foundation is asking for your support to help fund this daily sounding of Taps so it can continue year round to honor those who served our nation in World War I. 

Honoring the Doughboys: Taps at the National World War I Memorial 

via the Taps Bugler web site 

Taps is sounded each day at 5 pm at the New National World War I Memorial in Washington DC. The National World War I Memorial is located in Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Ave between 14th and 15th Streets.

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.

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.

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