Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Elkhart, Indiana to play Taps on 5 mile stretch

Elkhart, Indiana will honor veterans on Veterans Day with what will be a heart touching and somber

Starting at 9 a.m. 92 musicians spaced about 300 feet apart will play Taps, one at a time. As one bugler finishes, the next will start with the final note of the proceeding bugler. The musicians will be along a road between two cemeteries that are approximately 5 miles apart.

Terry Valentine helped launch the Echo Taps From the Heart last year. He told the Elkhart Truth he wants this years event to serve as a poignant tribute to those who served.

Starting at Pine Street Cemetery the event will end about two hours later at Rice Cemetery. There a ceremony will take place that will include all 92 musicians playing Taps at the same time.

Such a tribute is sure to be an event to remember, and will bring tears to many eyes as they hear the
echo rolling along the path.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996