Bugles Across America

Posted July 6th, 2010 by Jim Ettwein

This past Sunday (Independence Day) twenty fellow citizens came together to honor those serving in our military. Originally conceived by Bugles Across America, we get together the first Sunday of each month for a small ceremony consisting of: The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, some brief remarks, a prayer offered by local or visiting clergy; all followed by “Taps” (and echo) played by two fine buglers.

We’ve assembled like this for 59 months… next month marks the end of five years – never missing a month – good weather and bad.  This same ceremony is repeated at the same time each month in 1,500 towns across America.

If’ you can, please join us next month on August 1, 2010 at 7PM on the Acton Town Common.   rr

(One note: Bugles Across America is an organization formed to make sure that a live bugler is available to play “Taps” at the funeral of any veteran of the US Armed Forces. There was a time when this was scarce, but this organizataion has remedied that situation. (see www.buglesacrossamerica.org)

One Response to “Bugles Across America”

  1. Flick

    I have been fortunate to attend one of these events with Mr. & Mrs. rr. As a veteran, it is very moving and serves to reinstill pride into that chasm created by today’s apathy and ignorance of the sacrifices made for us. I live 300 miles from Acton, but I hope to coincide with another ceremony. To you who are local to Acton, do yourself a favor and turn off the TV and attend next month.
    You will not regret it.