University trumpeters offer Taps for veterans' funerals
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
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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