University Trumpeters offer Taps for Veterans' Funerals

Mar 17, 2019

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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.

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