Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Historian Explains The Origin Of "Taps"

"The languid, melancholy sound of a bugle call is a fixture at military funerals. But it wasn't always that way. The song taps used to signal 'lights out' for soldiers to go to sleep. Taps historian Jari Villanueva, a former ceremonial bugler at Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the evolution of the song and the meaning of Memorial Day."

For the full story, please see NPR.org.

No comments: