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University trumpeters offer Taps for veterans' funerals

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 16 2019 Mar 16, 2019 March 16, 2019 6:01 AM March 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press

Ten trumpet students at a Louisiana university are offering to play Taps at veterans' funerals, rather than leave the haunting farewell bugle call to a recording.

Talons for Taps is a group named because the Warhawk is mascot of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. All of the students are taught by Assistant Professor Eric Siereveld (SEER-veld).

Siereveld said he suggested the volunteer program and explained the importance of acknowledging the sacrifices that service members make.

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