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Friday, August 22, 2014
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New Maine Assistant Director, Carla Beaudoin!
New West Virginia State Director!
New Nevada State Director!
Thank you BAA member, Larry Schillings!
New State Director - Oregon!
Well Done Massachusetts BAA Member Kimberly Shaw!
Well Done BAA Member Ken Hogan!
Nice Job BAA Member Rod Clark!
Bugles Across America
By Mark Paradis on 9/29/2012 8:52 AM

Bugles Across America Members, Fans and Friends - we are looking for some of your favorite BAA pictures to include in a proposed calendar to be made and used to raise funds for BAA.  

All pictures should be large enough to be clearly formatted in an 8.5x11 page and be in either .jpg or similar photo format.

Please include the name(s) in the picture, date of event, state and city picture was taken and any other pertinent info you feel may be helpful in the description.

All pictures and any questions can be directed to  

Any pictures not of public domain must have permission from the photographer to use. 
By Mark Paradis on 9/29/2012 8:28 AM
BAA Pic of the Day - A U.S. Navy sailor sounds "Taps" for Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Soucy, whose remains were being interred on the USS Utah, during a memorial ceremony on Ford Island in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 6, 2011. Hugh Gentry photo /Reuters.

By Mark Paradis on 9/28/2012 8:47 AM
BAA Pic of the Day - BAA member and MA State Director John Collins

By Mark Paradis on 9/27/2012 11:34 AM
BAA Pic of the Day - BAA member Nan McNeely - 9/11 ceremony at American Legion #139 of Reese, Michigan.

By Mark Paradis on 9/26/2012 7:36 AM
BAA Pic of the Day - John Poe, BAA member, with the Beaches Honor Guard, dedicating another Fallen Heroes Memorial at a Duval County, FL, high school. This one at Fletcher HS, Neptune Beach, contained forty names dating back to WWII. The ceremony was 15 September 2012.

By JDay on 9/25/2012 3:05 PM
Although medal displaying was encouraged in Great Britain and other allied countries after WWII, the U.S. did not develop the tradition early on. As medals have become more available and the services have improved on issuing and presenting them, Americans are starting up their own tradition of displaying their awards after service. The Armed Forces are now one of the most respected and admired institutions in the U.S. Since World War II over 28 million Americans have served their country in the Armed Forces and their pride and their families pride of their service is reflected in the enormous respect of their fellow countrymen. Beginning with Veterans Day 2006, the Secretary of Veteran Affairs urged Veterans to show their pride of service by wearing their medals on Veterans Day. He expressed the hope this display of military decorations, which he called the “Veterans Pride Initiative,” would become a traditional part of Veterans Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and other patriotic observances....
By JDay on 9/25/2012 3:00 PM
Just wanted to let the organization know of the wonderful job TSgt Raymond Keel performed at my fathers memorial service.  He was "perfect and it was a wonderful way to honor our father

Thank you so very much for your organization and service to all veterans and their families.
Submitted By: Laura L.
By JDay on 9/25/2012 2:43 PM
Just wanted to let you know how it went today for the funeral in Timonium at 12:30.  I contacted the MD NG guys in advance to let them know I was coming, and they said they planned to arrive by 11:30.  Therefore, I got there at 11:30 also.  I introduced myself and had a chance to get to know the two NG guys - they were both pretty senior, one a Sergeant First Class and the other a Sergeant.  Anyway, the funeral party was delayed a bit, so it was 1:00 PM before they arrived.  Everything went well, I believe.  I didn't make any mistakes playing Taps, so that was good.  Both of the NG guys thanked me after it was over and said they were glad not to have to use the digital bugle.  Hopefully, my performance adds to the confidence the MD NG has that BAA can do the job in a professional and dignified way.  On top of all that, it was a beautiful day and wasn't even unpleasant standing in the sun.     Again, I want to thank you for including the Virginia buglers on these Maryland requests.  Since I live in Northern Virginia,...
By JDay on 9/22/2012 12:56 AM
Dear Tom, I want to extend our deepest gratitude to you for bringing the flags for the Premiere and for your beautiful trumpet playing "Taps" at the end of the movie.  It was such a great way to end such a moving film on bringing our service-members home. We will bring the film to the Pritzker Military Library for a smaller event in the near future and hope you will once again join us.  In the meantime, please accept our heartfelt THANK YOU. Warmest regards. Sincerely, Linda De Bella The De Bella Agency (To view Video, click on Read More below)

By Mark Paradis on 9/21/2012 7:33 AM

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
With more than 83,000 Americans still missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War this is a day to honor the sacrifice of service members who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action.

Let's honor those still missing........and never forget till they all come home.

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