Taps on the Common, Sunday, Sep. 5th, 7:00 pm

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“Taps” traditionally serves two important purposes. At military outposts around the world, it is played in the evening to signal the time for quiet, rest and reflection after a day of duty. It is mandated by the Department of Defense to be sounded live by a bugler, if possible, at the funeral of each and every American veteran as a final tribute to that individual veteran’s honorable time of service to his or her country.

Hopkinton will hold this ceremony, on the first Sunday of each month, at 7:00 pm on the Town Common. In addition to Taps, there will be a reading of Military History on that day, a small pre tribute to 9/11 and a flag folding demonstration.

Please share the date, time and location of this and the next Taps Vigil with anyone you feel would like to honor the service that veterans have and are giving for all of us.