Bugles Across America

Bugles Across America This BAA page is intended to do good and share good. We welcome questions you may have but hold the right to delete any post that is uninformed intentional slander.

Thank you for understanding Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least 2 uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was begun to take this a step further, and in recognition of the service these Veterans provided their country, we felt that every Veteran des

Thank you for understanding Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least 2 uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was begun to take this a step further, and in recognition of the service these Veterans provided their country, we felt that every Veteran des

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This may be the first and only time you will see Tom Day recommending a book, but check this out... Robin Turner, a BAA ...
11/14/2021

This may be the first and only time you will see Tom Day recommending a book, but check this out... Robin Turner, a BAA member, has written a book entitled Sounding Taps…A Duty of Remembrance. An advanced review by Sandra Lee, retired professional journalist, summarized it nicely:

"This is not a book to be read quickly. Expect to laugh a little and sometimes cry and to stop and reflect on the ordinary men and women who didn’t know they were heroes. Sounding Taps is the journey of a man who learned to play the bugle to honor those people and the ones he discovered along the way. Each chapter is the memory of an unheralded military veteran who could have been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Instead, all but one lies in peace in small town or mostly forgotten country graveyards. For some, the visit by this lone bugler is probably the first time since the Civil War or another military service uniquely their own that their ghosts have heard these haunting notes. It also is a salute to those who continue the tradition of honoring our veterans with their service on funeral details. Try as we might, sometimes all we can do is remember and honor that memory and Sounding Taps does that. "

Not only is Robin’s book a great read, one that will inspire buglers and fans alike, but he’s partnered with Bugles Across America to make it a BAA fundraiser, donating all sales proceeds and startup costs to our organization. This book will be available starting in January 2022. You’ll be able to order it from Robin’s website www.RobinsBook.com In the meantime, you can keep informed about its progress by “friending” Robin Lee Turner on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070938116844 or follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/RobinTu54707496

This may be the first and only time you will see Tom Day recommending a book, but check this out... Robin Turner, a BAA member, has written a book entitled Sounding Taps…A Duty of Remembrance. An advanced review by Sandra Lee, retired professional journalist, summarized it nicely:

"This is not a book to be read quickly. Expect to laugh a little and sometimes cry and to stop and reflect on the ordinary men and women who didn’t know they were heroes. Sounding Taps is the journey of a man who learned to play the bugle to honor those people and the ones he discovered along the way. Each chapter is the memory of an unheralded military veteran who could have been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Instead, all but one lies in peace in small town or mostly forgotten country graveyards. For some, the visit by this lone bugler is probably the first time since the Civil War or another military service uniquely their own that their ghosts have heard these haunting notes. It also is a salute to those who continue the tradition of honoring our veterans with their service on funeral details. Try as we might, sometimes all we can do is remember and honor that memory and Sounding Taps does that. "

Not only is Robin’s book a great read, one that will inspire buglers and fans alike, but he’s partnered with Bugles Across America to make it a BAA fundraiser, donating all sales proceeds and startup costs to our organization. This book will be available starting in January 2022. You’ll be able to order it from Robin’s website www.RobinsBook.com In the meantime, you can keep informed about its progress by “friending” Robin Lee Turner on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070938116844 or follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/RobinTu54707496

Thank you, Veterans... ALWAYS! . .#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBr...
11/11/2021

Thank you, Veterans... ALWAYS! .
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Stories

Thank you, Veterans... ALWAYS! .
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Stories

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!The Bugler's Post #61 is here and available for download!  Check it out!https://www.bugles...
11/01/2021

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #61 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP61.pdf?ver=2021-11-01-131350-187
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Stories

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #61 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP61.pdf?ver=2021-11-01-131350-187
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Stories

Bugles Across America remembers.  If you didn't sound Taps this morning, feel free to sound Taps this evening at sunset ...
09/11/2021

Bugles Across America remembers. If you didn't sound Taps this morning, feel free to sound Taps this evening at sunset to honor those heroes who died as a result of the attacks 20-years ago.

Bugles Across America remembers. If you didn't sound Taps this morning, feel free to sound Taps this evening at sunset to honor those heroes who died as a result of the attacks 20-years ago.

Hey!  We've had an update to the newsletter!  Here's the corrected version!  Enjoy!https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/P...
09/02/2021

Hey! We've had an update to the newsletter! Here's the corrected version! Enjoy!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP60B.pdf?ver=2021-09-02-102710-107
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Hey! We've had an update to the newsletter! Here's the corrected version! Enjoy!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP60B.pdf?ver=2021-09-02-102710-107
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!The Bugler's Post #60 is here and available for download!  Check it out!https://www.bugl...
09/01/2021

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #60 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP60.pdf?ver=2021-09-01-133607-847
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #60 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP60.pdf?ver=2021-09-01-133607-847
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Hey all!  I had a date wrong in the last issue.  Nothing major.. but i've re-uploaded the newsletter to be more accurate...
07/06/2021

Hey all! I had a date wrong in the last issue. Nothing major.. but i've re-uploaded the newsletter to be more accurate. Enjoy!
ALSO... page 3 is NOT the location of the hidden bugle. It's a shadow. I can totally see why people think it is the hidden bugle.. but that's not what I hid for the contest. Good luck!
Jen Day
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP59.pdf?ver=2021-07-06-110334-880

Hey all! I had a date wrong in the last issue. Nothing major.. but i've re-uploaded the newsletter to be more accurate. Enjoy!
ALSO... page 3 is NOT the location of the hidden bugle. It's a shadow. I can totally see why people think it is the hidden bugle.. but that's not what I hid for the contest. Good luck!
Jen Day
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP59.pdf?ver=2021-07-06-110334-880

We have a new Colorado State Director!  Welcome Michael May!***   ***   ***   ***   ***I'm a Denver, CO native. I starte...
06/17/2021

We have a new Colorado State Director! Welcome Michael May!
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I'm a Denver, CO native. I started playing trumpet at eight years old and pursued a minor degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado. I became an Eagle Scout at 15 and stayed in scouting into my early twenties and left as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

I joined BAA about three years ago under then State Director, Tim Park, who I cannot thank enough for his service both as a Navy Veteran and BAA bugler. I come from a strong military family. My uncle Jim May was one of the US Army liberators of Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945. He was one of three of my dad's brothers to fight in World War II. Throughout my life, I've had a strong desire to serve my country. However, health reasons prevented the opportunity. I explored options with the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, but BAA presented the most heartfelt options for me. What we do is so important and is the best gift I believe we can provide for our fallen and their families. I am extremely proud to be a part of BAA.
Thank you,
Michael A. May, State Director, CO BAA
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Leadership #Colorado

We have a new Colorado State Director! Welcome Michael May!
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I'm a Denver, CO native. I started playing trumpet at eight years old and pursued a minor degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado. I became an Eagle Scout at 15 and stayed in scouting into my early twenties and left as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

I joined BAA about three years ago under then State Director, Tim Park, who I cannot thank enough for his service both as a Navy Veteran and BAA bugler. I come from a strong military family. My uncle Jim May was one of the US Army liberators of Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945. He was one of three of my dad's brothers to fight in World War II. Throughout my life, I've had a strong desire to serve my country. However, health reasons prevented the opportunity. I explored options with the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, but BAA presented the most heartfelt options for me. What we do is so important and is the best gift I believe we can provide for our fallen and their families. I am extremely proud to be a part of BAA.
Thank you,
Michael A. May, State Director, CO BAA
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #Leadership #Colorado

We remember their heroism.
06/06/2021

We remember their heroism.

We remember their heroism.

This was amazing!  Thank you Connie Fellman, Germaine Dolata & Gene Vanden Bosch!  Absolutely beautiful piece. https://w...
06/03/2021
Bugles Across America: Honoring our Veterans with Taps

This was amazing! Thank you Connie Fellman, Germaine Dolata & Gene Vanden Bosch! Absolutely beautiful piece.
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/bugles-across-america-honoring-our-veterans-with-taps/
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MemorialDay #GreenBay #Wisconsin

(WFRV) – A simple melody…with an unmistakable meaning. “It can tug at the heart strings,” said Gene Burmeister, Vietnam Veteran and volunteer bugler. The military bugle call Taps, a fin…

May 30th, BAA buglers Carla Beaudoin and Alan Lokensgard of The Villages, Florida both rendered Taps then participated i...
06/03/2021

May 30th, BAA buglers Carla Beaudoin and Alan Lokensgard of The Villages, Florida both rendered Taps then participated in placing flags on the Veterans’ graves. It was a very moving experience. Alan and Carla are also both members of the New Horizons concert band and will join each other next week for live band rehearsal.
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud

Tell us... who are YOU remembering and honoring this Memorial Day? Post in the comments. Picture if you have one!
05/30/2021

Tell us... who are YOU remembering and honoring this Memorial Day? Post in the comments. Picture if you have one!

Tell us... who are YOU remembering and honoring this Memorial Day? Post in the comments. Picture if you have one!

NY State Director, Dani Masterson, will be sounding Taps once every hour, for TWENTY FOUR HOURS!Dani... I am constantly ...
05/29/2021
Dani Masterson - In The News

NY State Director, Dani Masterson, will be sounding Taps once every hour, for TWENTY FOUR HOURS!

Dani... I am constantly impressed with all you do! Thank You for your passion and serving heart.
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National Bugler Dani Masterson for the Spirit of 45 and New York State Director of Bugles Across America Lead the Sounding of TAPS in a 24 Hour Tribute for our Veterans on May 30th 2021 through May 31st 2021, Memorial Day.

Starting at 3pm on the 30th Dani will start sounding those 24 notes every hour and continue for the following 24 hours at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers in New York, Dutchess County, to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to conclude at the "National Moment of Remembrance" at 3pm on Memorial Day.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.

Dani will also be sounding TAPS on the Walkway over the Hudson during this 24 hour Tribute at 7pm.
https://www.americantapsgirl.org/in-the-news
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#Taps #MemorialDay #American #AmericanTapsGirl #NewYork #BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #Honor #Respect #Leadership #DaniMasterson

Dani Masterson IN THE NEWS, why it is important to have a live Bugler and to sound TAPS in all 50 states.

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!The Bugler's Post #58 is here and available for download!  Check it out!https://www.bugles...
04/28/2021

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #58 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP58.pdf?ver=2021-04-28-013645-293
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Good Morning BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #58 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP58.pdf?ver=2021-04-28-013645-293
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!The Bugler's Post #57 is here and available for download!  Check it out!https://www.bugl...
03/01/2021

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #57 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP57.pdf
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Good Afternoon BAA & Supporters!
The Bugler's Post #57 is here and available for download! Check it out!
https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/Portals/0/BP_Issues/BP57.pdf
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#BAA #BuglesAcrossAmerica #America #Taps #Veterans #Volunteers #Honor #Respect #RealBreathRealTaps #ForTheRightReason #ThankYou #BAAProud #MorningNews #Stories

Hey all!  I'm working on the upcoming newsletter and I wanted to mention, please.. if you posted a BAA newsworthy story ...
02/17/2021

Hey all! I'm working on the upcoming newsletter and I wanted to mention, please.. if you posted a BAA newsworthy story to your page but haven't EMAILED it to me, please don't assume I've seen it or remembered to grab it for the newsletter. Generally, the way my brain works when I'm in editing mode... if it's not in my email box... I'll forget. Life happens, I'm juggling things.. and suddenly I'm trying to figure out algebra to help my kid and have forgotten about your post. Please email me your BAA story (and photo if you have one). [email protected] .... and if someone sets me up for spam... Karma will find you.

Hey all! I'm working on the upcoming newsletter and I wanted to mention, please.. if you posted a BAA newsworthy story to your page but haven't EMAILED it to me, please don't assume I've seen it or remembered to grab it for the newsletter. Generally, the way my brain works when I'm in editing mode... if it's not in my email box... I'll forget. Life happens, I'm juggling things.. and suddenly I'm trying to figure out algebra to help my kid and have forgotten about your post. Please email me your BAA story (and photo if you have one). [email protected] .... and if someone sets me up for spam... Karma will find you.

01/10/2021

Bugles Across America endeavors to rise above politics in support of its mission, remembering those who have supported the United States regardless of their own differences. At no time has BAA taken a political stance beyond the advocacy of honoring the time and service of our fallen veterans.

My name is Jennifer Day and I've been a volunteer administrator for BAA for 10 years. On my personal page, on January 6th, 2021, I expressed my reaction to incidents in the news. I was angry that our Nation’s Capital was being torn apart with such disregard. Some individuals who followed both my personal page and the BAA page were offended by my personal opinions and I'm deeply sorry and apologize for hurting anyone. I was angry. I never once mentioned BAA in that post and I did not feel that my personal page was to reflect anything with BAA. Those comments do not represent the official posture or policy of this great volunteer organization.

I am sorry.
Jen Day

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1824 Cuyler Ave
Berwyn, IL
60402-2052

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Yes, we accept all donations of cash and horns and useable uniforms. You may donate via our website or you may send your contribution to the address below. Bugles Across America NFP c/o Tom Day, Founder 1824 S. Cuyler Ave. Berwyn, Illinois 60402-2052 Phone 708-484-9029 Fax 708-484-9896 Federal FEIN 81-0550869 501[c]3 filed by the CPA firm P. Horner, Alaska. Gene Horner is our player and State director there. Our State number is 6217-567-2 Thanks to those who have already donated. Tom #Taps #Veteran #Honor #LiveTaps #Free #Respect #Funeral #Volunteer

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T minus 30 minutes before a graveside service: Time to select an acoustically pleasing spot with good visibility... and to get mentally prepared for one shot to perfectly execute those 24 solemn notes. No batteries, no mp3, no fake horn - just a Bugler playing a horn with manually controlled air flow and lips. Live Taps 🇺🇸
Taps Honor Mission today at 3pm for CPO Calvin Pickler Crouch, USN Ret., a veteran of wartime service in both WWII and Korea. During WWII, he served aboard the carriers Enterprise, Lexington, Yorktown, and Saratoga with Torpedo Squadron 3. Calvin Crouch saw action in the battles of Coral Sea and Midway. During the Korean Conflict, he served aboard the seaplane tender USS Pine Island. Calvin retired at the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 21 years of service, and continued to serve as a civilian Master Aircraft Mechanic for 16 years at Naval Air Rebuilding Facility (NARF), NAS Jacksonville. Thank you for your service, Chief Crouch. May your soul rest in everlasting peace. Honor and Remember. 🇺🇸
What a great event for veterans. Consider joining our virtual American Legion Post.
Wreaths Across America 2020 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 12/19/2020. Honoring my father and the more than 13,500 other Veterans interred at JNC. Honor and Remember 🇺🇸
Can someone please P.M. me with a home address for Mel Prezant? I want to send him a "Thank You" card for blowing Taps at our Veterans Day ceremony. Thank you.
Hi! I was hoping some here could share how they get the word of Bugles Across America out to their community? Use a "business card?" or a graphic on social media? I'd love to see your personal ideas!
Bugler, Dave Shuma, or Warrenton, VA, pays tribute to our troops tonight at the end of a special musical performance by the Silver Tones Swing Band. I hope some of our honored veterans can tune in: https://youtu.be/La9iG7hF4fM. Thank you for your service!
Dearest Kent Grist, Behind your bugle are many stories; thank you for sharing your gift with my family on our special day. You are now part of my story! Forever more, the sound of you playing your bugle; the most special song “taps” will resonate in my memory. Sincerely, Teresa Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery November 6, 2020
What a wonderful program. Looking forward to our event in Savannah with one of your 'guys.'
Hello all - Fellow Bugler here and I am coming to you in need of assistance. We have all heard those disconcerting stories of being called to sound Taps to later learn the person the deceased was not entitled to military honors. This is the foundation of my research as a social worker I have seen the sorrow and pain caused by military imposters. I never know who might be impacted so I am reaching out in every outlet possible. I am conducting academic research and want to gain a better understanding so social workers can help those being deceived by a military imposter. This study is the first scholarly research to gain insight into this phenomenon and provide a preliminary understanding of the experiences of those deceived by military imposters. If you are a survivor of a military imposter, or know someone, please consider taking/sharing my survey. This could be a romantic relationship, family or even business relationship. I am on crunch time as the semester is winding down. It only takes a moment to share on your social media. https://ollusa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2furGGj7bJeB3Y9 You can follow the project on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/Stolen-Valor-Research-Project-106201101163095/
I am a Trombone/Tuba player. I have been practicing on a US Reg bugle and I just got a new Yamaha student trumpet. What mouth piece should I use? Any former Tuba players that have any advice?