Taps

HONOR — One Hundred Nights of Taps opens Memorial Day at Soldiers National Cemetery.

For the third year, the notes of taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation.

The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Taps For Veterans and Gettysburg National Military Park, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg, 2019, each evening at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2, at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

New to One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg, 2019:

Buglers are coming from more than 15 states throughout the nation. They are professionals, veterans, teachers, students, re-enactors, and others who assist in the taps ceremony at military funerals.

The public is invited for an expanded opening ceremony on Memorial Day, May 27, at 6:45 p.m. The program will include Wendy Allen, vice president of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania; Jari Villanueva, musical director and coordinator of One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg 2019; and special guest speaker, Christopher Gwinn, supervisory park ranger for the division of Interpretation and Education at Gettysburg National Military Park and Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania board member. Under Villanueva’s direction, the Maryland Military Band will perform patriotic music. Chuck Krepley will perform “Ashokan Farewell.” Gettysburg Middle School student Cameron Carmichael will read the Gettysburg Address. Glory Hope Mummert and Faith Lovel Mummert will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The sounding of taps will close the program.

The program is free and open to the public.

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