Memorial Day: Moment of Remembrance
Memorial Day is a time for picnics, fun and festivities, but it is most importantly a time to remember those who have died in military service to the United States. In May of 2000 the first Moment of Remembrance was enacted asking that all citizens wherever they are at 3PM local time to pause for a for one minute in silent tribute to the men and women who have died in military service to the United States.
Adding to the Moment of Remembrance is: Taps Across America
What is Taps Across America?
TAPS ACROSS AMERICA debuted in 2020 when CBS News “On the Road” correspondent, Steve Hartman teamed up with retired Air Force bugler and composer, Jari Villanueva, founder of TAPS FOR VETERANS. The two men invited buglers and other musicians to sound Taps from wherever they were at 3PM. The massive, simultaneous event replaced picnics, parades, and other celebrations cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taps Across America was repeated in 2021 and will again take place in 2022:
At 3 p.m. (local) on Memorial Day thousands of participants will be spread out across our nation, wherever they are, to sound the 24 notes of our most solemn bugle call: Taps. Buglers and trumpeters are being asked to play Taps from their front porch, on their apartment balcony, driveway, on the sidewalk, and at cemeteries and memorials to make sure this musical tribute is given to those who, as President Abraham Lincoln put it, gave the last full measure of devotion.
Please register to sound Taps on Memorial Day https://www.tapsacrossamerica.org/xgreg/
If you are out enjoying the day and happen to hear Taps being played at 3PM, remember to take a minute to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.