About This Project
A brief gathering at WVMP included the playing of “Taps”* at 11am sharp** followed by those in attendance saying the Pledge of Allegiance and speakers presenting briefly on the end of WW-I*** and onTet Offensive of 1968 during the Vietnam War.
*”Taps” This easily recognized emotive and powerful twenty-four notes bugle call is the international melody for “lights out” — final resting for deceased soldiers.
**This playing of “Taps” coincided with the synchronized playing of Taps all around the free world by individuals and organizations as a solemn calling for the defense of free peoples worldwide” – played live on a bugle or trumpet or on a recording, as part of ceremonies, or because of the COVID-19 restrictions it was performed on front lawns, back porches even at WWI monuments in city parks.
***The Armistice halting the War to End All Wars was signed in Compiègne, France, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 –hence the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Source: https://www.historiccolumbia.org/blog/11th-hour-11th-day-11th-month#:~:text=The%20Armistice%20halting%20the%20War,day%20of%20the%2011th%20month.