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Bugler's Flubbed Note at JFK Funeral Still Resonates

'Washington Post' looks back at Army Sgt. Keith Clark's poignant mistake

(Newser) - Army Sgt. Keith Clark was by all accounts a brilliant bugler, but a big reason his name endures today (in bugle circles, anyway) is because of a famous mistake. The Washington Post explains that Clark very publicly botched the sixth note of the 24-note "Taps" at JFK's Nov.... More »

Vet Wants 'Taps' to Play Nightly—Across Entire US

Valparaiso, Ind., already on board, but looks like tough sell elsewhere

(Newser) - It's an ambitious plan, to say the least: An Indiana veteran wants "Taps" to be played every single night at dusk—across the entire US, reports the Indianapolis Star . Former Marine Bill Wellman has already convinced Valparaiso, Ind., to pipe the 24 notes over the 50 speakers it... More »

Kennedy Honored at Fenway

(Newser) - His hometown Boston Red Sox honored the late Ted Kennedy tonight, the Globe reports, with an Air Force sergeant playing Taps before a pre-game moment of silence at Fenway Park. The team also played a video tribute midway through the first inning to the Massachusetts Democrat—who, the team owner... More »

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