Taps at the Tower – A Symbolic and Moving Ceremony at the National World War I Museum and Memorial (June 18-24)

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.

Fourth the fourth consecutive year, the National World War I Museum and Memorial presents Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (approximately 8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Taps at the Tower links the beauty and simplicity of the Taps bugle call with the symbolism of the Liberty Memorial. All are invited to come and use the grounds each evening and enjoy the outdoors. At sunset, people will gather at the Tower to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is a civic pillar in Kansas City, and is a point of pride to the people in the region. The Memorial suits as a fitting gathering place for ceremonies and memorials that honor those who served the nation.

People are encouraged to photograph the event for a chance to win a $100 prize package from the Museum. To enter, simply upload Taps at the Tower photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #TapsAtTheTower.

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.

For more information, visit theworldwar.org/taps.

–Jane Geiger

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