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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

This local bugler helps honor veterans, families for their last earned tribute

John Kuntz Jr.
Buglers Across America is a non-profit organization is to provide a live, not recorded, bugler for the sounding of Taps at the closure ceremony for every Veteran and other appropriate occasions.

By public law, every Veteran can be provided military honors, if requested at the at time funeral arrangements are being made. The minimum to be provided for these Honors is a two-person team to fold and present the flag and the sounding of Taps.

Due to a critical nationwide shortage of available buglers in the military, this tribute has too often been relegated to a recorded version. In order to restore the dignity and to demonstrate the earned honor due our Veterans, former Marine, Tom Day, founded Bugles Across America in 2000.

The organization now has over 7,500 registered qualified buglers nationwide. BAA is listed in the Funeral Directors Red Book and they are recognized by the Pentagon as a real provider of Taps.

If you need their services, you can contact John Kuntz Jr. at or (859) 441-5924.

You can also visit the BAA website at, and click on “Request a Bugler”.

By completing the information needed on the online form, a request will automatically be sent to all registered players within a 100 mile radius of the event and a copy will also be sent to the respective state and area directors. This notification will give detailed instructions for contact information to any interested bugler.

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