1,000th Performance Of Daily Taps At The National World War I Memorial In Washington, DC

Published: 19 February 2024

via the PR Newswire website


A bugler from the Doughboy Foundation plays Taps every day, rain or shine, at 5:00 PM Eastern at the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC to honor Americans who served in World War I and all our nation’s current service members and veterans everywhere. (Photo courtesy of Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy.)

Daily Veterans tribute started in 2021, is unique in the United States.

WASHINGTONFeb. 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The United States World War I Centennial Commission and the Doughboy Foundation marked the 1,000th performance of Daily Taps at the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.

The event took place on Monday, 19 February, at 5:00 pm EST, and includes remarks by Doughboy Foundation Executive Director Jari Villanueva. The bugler is Kevin PaulThe Doughboy Foundation operates the Daily Taps program. This milestone sounding of Daily Taps took place in honor of Clarence Clarke, Bugler Co. D, 15th New York National Guard Infantry/369th U.S. Infantry (the Harlem Hellfighters), who served in World War I and World War II.

Villanueva expressed his pride in the achievement. “This is a great day for us. It is a testament that speaks to the strength of our musicians, of our staff, and of our public supporters, who make the Daily Taps program happen,” he said.

Taps is sounded every single day at the memorial, at 5:00 pm Eastern, as a tribute to America’s service members and veterans. The National WWI Memorial is the only place in the United States where Taps is performed live, every day, to honor the men and women of our military, past and present.

Daily Taps has been performed on this site since May 24th, 2021. Trumpeters from all across the United States have participated in the Daily Taps program, including: the legendary Arturo Sandoval; former Metropolitan Opera Principal Trumpet Mark Gould; active and retired military buglers; the National Symphony’s Michael Harper; and the Baltimore Symphony’s Matt Barker. The program is sustained through donations.

Like all the Daily Taps performances, the 1,000th performance can be viewed online. To learn more, and to watch the Daily Taps Ceremony, go to Doughboy.org.

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