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TAPS 150 AnniversaryTAPS 150

This year (2012) is the 150th Anniversary of TAPS. Events are planned to celebrate the event.

The bugle call Taps has, for 150 years, held a special place in our American heritage. Originally conceived as a replacement signal to order lights out at the end of the day in the military, the call transformed into the funeral honors accorded all uniformed persons who have faithfully served our country. While still sounded every evening at military bases to signal Day is Done, the notes of Taps have become part of our national conscience. In times of peace and war the 24 notes of this familiar melody have been performed each day in virtually every part of our nation.

Two major events coming up are:

There is a lot more information about TAPS 150 at www.taps150.org such as: