". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Worthy Cause to Consider This Memorial Day

Do you play the bugle (or trumpet, cornet or flugelhorn) or know someone who does? If so, please visit Bugles Across America to find out how that ability can help to honor a veteran while providing untold comfort to his family at the time of his death. If you don't play but would like to encourage this organization in its mission of providing live buglers for the funerals of veterans, your monetary donation is welcome. It will be used to equip musicians who are willing to help but who no longer have the necessary equipment. Bugles Across America also facilitates the transfer of instruments, uniforms, and the like from organizations who no longer need them to those that have lost theirs due to calamity or natural disaster or who are simply trying to get started and need some help doing so.

Supporting the causes of both music and country while serving veterans and their families: I can't think of a more noble goal.

HT: Fox News


Dakotapam said...

That sounds awesome. At one point Andrew was going to learn to bugle to get his bugling merit badge, then we moved. We'll have to revisit that idea!

Phillip Magness said...

I choke up now thinking about my dad's funeral. I'm so greateful we had a live musician there to play taps for us. If anyone hasn't seen the video clip of Sparky playing Taps, Cheryl has it posted on this blog.

It disheartens me to think that the majority of families now just have to sit and listen to a recording coming out of a faux bugle, which a soldier from the local base puts up to his lips.

If our government had its priorities straight, this organization wouldn't be necessary.