Chris Wallace interviewed Tom Day, the founder of Bugles Across America on Fox News Sunday today. Believing that having a live human being play Taps to show respect at the grave of the fallen, as opposed to a recording, Tom Day has made it his mission to make this happen.
From their website:
Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least 2 uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was begun to take this a step further, and in recognition of the service these Veterans provided their country, we felt that every Veteran deserved a live rendition of taps played by a live Bugler. To this end, we are actively seeking volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.
According to his interview with Mike Wallace, Bugles Across America, even with all the contributions they receive, still falls short about $10,000 annually, which Tom Day makes up out of his own pocket.
Tom Day saw a need and sought to fill it.
Cross posted at Left Coast Rebel, Say Anything