Recordings of 'Taps' Incite 'Bugler Backlash' More than 2,000 buglers join a group called "Bugles Across America." The organization formed in response to the U.S. military authorizing alternative methods for playing "Taps" at military funerals and events, including the use of electronic bugles.
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Recordings of 'Taps' Incite 'Bugler Backlash'

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Recordings of 'Taps' Incite 'Bugler Backlash'

Recordings of 'Taps' Incite 'Bugler Backlash'

Recordings of 'Taps' Incite 'Bugler Backlash'

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The U.S. military has authorized alternative methods for playing "Taps" at military funerals and events, which include the use of electronic bugles. The switch incited an emotional response that prompted more than 2,000 buglers to register with the group Bugles Across America. The organization says veterans deserve to hear "Taps" played at their funeral by a real person.

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