Special Event at the WWI Memorial

This up-coming event may be of interest to some members.

Special Event at the WWI Memorial

General Pershing color portrait square


General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing’s 161st Birthday

Schedule of Events for Monday Sept. 13, 2021

Taps Bugler at Flagstaff with crowd

5:00pm – Regular Playing of “Daily Taps” at the WWI Memorial Flag Staff.

As we do every evening at 5pm at the WWI Memorial, a bugler dressed in a World War I period uniform will play “Taps” — the distinctive bugle melody played at U.S. military funerals and memorials.

Taps bugler at the Pershing Memorial statue

6:00pm – Wreath laying and “Echoing Taps” at the Pershing statue and around the Memorial.

On this special occasion, there will be a wreath laying at the Pershing statue followed by “Echoing Taps”, a musical experience where taps will sound from multiple buglers around the WWI Memorial.

U.S. Army band "Pershing's Own" playing at the WWI Memorial

6:30pm – A Concert at the WWI Memorial by the U.S. Army Band.

The General’s birthday will be topped off with a performance by the U.S Army Band, known as “Pershing’s Own”. (weather permitting.)

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