Taps

Taps

At military funerals in the United States, it has become customary to play “Taps”.  Who wrote this piece of music? How long has it been in use? Taps is a piece of music that is not only played at military funerals, but is also played each night on military bases to...
The Tomb of the Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns

In Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington Virginia, there is a tomb known as the Tomb of Unknowns.  What is the Tomb of the Unknowns?  How long has it existed? During a war, there are numerous occasions when a soldier dies in combat and it is impossible to identify...