Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents the fourth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) June 18 through 24. Taps at the Tower links the beauty and simplicity of the Taps bugle call with the symbolism of the Liberty Memorial.
People are invited to come and use the grounds each evening, have a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors. At sunset, people will gather at the Tower (Liberty Memorial) to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony.
The event will occur rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge inside the Museum.