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Monday, September 01, 2014
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New Maine Assistant Director, Carla Beaudoin!
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Bugles Across America
By JDay on 2/25/2012 11:24 PM
I wanted to share a photo from the Daytona paper.  For 10 years the Deltona High School team of buglers has supported Bugles Across America and have done a couple of thousand collectively services for us.  Now the students from University High School Orange City are also helping since Deltona High and University split. They never forgot the services they did and carry the tradition on from there also.  I send certificates and medals to the schools for helping from Tom Day and BAA.  I thought all of you should know this.
John Murphy
Bugles Across America Florida
By JDay on 2/24/2012 3:33 PM
This video reveals where our military headstones originate.  Very enlightening, interesting, and somber.
Military Headstones
By JDay on 2/19/2012 11:43 PM
Dear Mr. Day, My father recently died at the age of 86, and being a Navy vet, we asked for an Honor Guard ceremony at Ft. Rosecans (San Diego).  As you are well aware, we are losing so many WW II vets, we were not guaranteed a live bugler.  Luckily, the woman who handled my father's cremation gave me your website.  Within hours of requesting a bugler, I received a phone call and an email from one of your volunteers.  Unfortunately, he had a family emergency and had to cancel a few weeks later.  Within minutes of my request being posted again, I received a phone call from Capt. Marv Steinman.  (I'm already getting choked up just typing his name.)  Not only was he professional, and discreet, but his rendition of TAPS was incredibly powerful.  Afterwards, I introduced myself and he gave me the most sincere hug I think I've ever had from a complete stranger.  He explained he volunteers to honor his father who happened to be a Navy vet too. I can't thank your organization enough for sending my family Capt....
By JDay on 2/15/2012 12:46 AM
Three cheers for Marine Bugler Ed Crobie.

Ed joined BAA 10 years ago today. I remember when Ed called me and said, " Hi Tom, I just saw you on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and I want to be a member and sound Taps at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery down here where I live. How can I do that"?

I remember my response. I said, Ed take your horn over there and show them you can sound Taps correctly and that you are willing to Volunteer to play LIVE instead of using the taped version.

Well, Bugler Crobie did just that. And ten years later we have more that nine regular players at the cemetery, doing twenty funerals a day.

Bugler Crobie has done more than 5,000 burials.

God Bless Ed and all the Volunteers at the Cemetery who are on the team.
Tom Day, Founder.
By JDay on 2/11/2012 4:43 PM
I've been working for several months with Alderman Balcer 11th ward and the Special Events unit for the city and on February 9th, we had our first meeting for the big parade on the eight floor of the city county building. For some time I have prepared information for the Alderman and the Special events staff has known me for over fifteen years. So this year I got a well prepared history of Taps and  of Oliver Wilcox Norton from Jari Villanueva who is the true authority on the history.  I had packets for twenty people all ready to go with CD's and coins even very nice books by CW4 Josef A. Orosz Jr. U.S. Army Band Ret.. John Trick comm. spokesman said whats all that info? I said, "I was going to try and sell my theme for the Parade". John said, "We already have one". then showed me the agenda for the meeting.   At the top was the theme printed. Taps the 150th Anniversary.   Then twenty members showed up and I passed out my envelopes for them and they all agreed. The Parade will be May 26th. down State...
By JDay on 2/6/2012 1:25 AM
Dear Mr. Tom Day

I had the pleasure of meeting one of you buglers, Hartmut Hausser when I volunteered as a vascular surgeon in support of the wounded American troops evacuated from Afghanistan to Landstuhl, Germany.  Hartmut is a wonderful man and I was very pleased to have met him.  We played a little harmonica together and became friends.  He is also held in high regard by one of my vascular surgical partners who has been to Landstuhl as well.  Bugles Across America is fortunate to have Hartmut as one of them.

Steven S Gale, MD. FACS
By JDay on 2/4/2012 4:08 AM
       I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for sending me the BAA accessories requested.  I will wear them with great pride in all events, and ceremonies in which I take an active part as a bugler. Once again, thank you for your consideration, Mr. Day.
Walter Salvari, Scoutmaster
 BSA Troop 58
By JDay on 2/2/2012 3:50 PM
Our very own Larry DuPree was interviewed regarding Taps 150 and about Taps itself on The Connie Pillich Show in Ohio.  The show is available on their website at
The Connie Pillich Show

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The show began airing yesterday and will continue through the month of February.
By JDay on 2/2/2012 3:32 PM
Obviously you can't click the photo but here is the link if you want to order tickets.
Click here to order tickets

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