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Saturday, May 07, 2005

EchoTaps May 21, 2005

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

On May 21, 2005 there will be an attempt to connect two National Cemeteries together with a line of buglers playing Taps.

This effort will require 600 to 800 buglers to form an audible connection between Elmira, NY Woodlawn National Cemetery and the Bath, NY National Cemetery, a total distance of 41 miles.

A bugler at the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira will play Taps. A second bugler will follow by playing a Taps echo. This will be followed by a third, forth, fifth...The echo will continue toward a second National Cemetery located at the Bath VA Center, traveling at a rate of 60 miles per hour.

An EchoTaps Honor Guard Ride (motorcycles) including the Corning Harley Owners Group #3175 will participate in the event.

Visit the site to get more information about the event and especially to hear the "Echo of Taps being played." It's an awesome sound.....

Get behind this Attempt.

A big thank you to Bill Canfield for sending the information.


Anonymous Kitty-Historian said...

Dick and I heard a sample of this at Corning's Park Avenue Civil War Monument during the Veteran's Day ceremonies last November.It gives you "goose bumps". Probably a once in a lifetime affair. Anyone that has a drop of patriotic blood should plan to attend.
Kitty Pierce

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