Taps Across America – The National Moment of Remembrance - Monday 5/31/21 3PM
Sunday, May 30, 2021
“On Memorial Day, Americans remember those who have died in military service to the United States. The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks all citizens, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time, to pause for a duration of one minute in silent tribute to the men and women who have honorably served in uniform and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation”
At 3 pm (local) on Memorial Day thousands of participants will be spread out across our nation to sound the 24 notes of our most solemn bugle call-Taps. Buglers and trumpeters will sound the call 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
The idea is to find a location to perform and sound the call after observing one minute of silence.
Last year over ten thousand participated to honor, reflect, and remember.
I know where my family will be at 3pm tomorrow.
My granddaughter has played the trumpet since 5th grade and continued in college marching band.
Even during this past challenging year.
She will be playing from our dock and she will have lots of company.
You can find the details at the link below and even register and send in your video.
“All instruments are invited to participate.” One girl in a photo from 2020 is playing a flute.