Please support “Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial”

This item from the formerly named World War One Centennial Commission may be of interest to some of our members.


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Bugler playing daily taps at the WWI Memorial

Please Help Make Daily Taps a Reality


Dear Michael,

Almost immediately after the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C, opened to the public on April 16, 2021, we teamed up with “Taps for Veterans”  Director Jari Villanueva, a retired military bugler and Taps historian. Our goal was to explore the feasibility for a bugler in WWI uniform sounding taps at the Memorial every evening at 5pm, 7 days a week, rain or shine!

Honoring our Veterans at the WWI Memorial with taps is both an issue of logistics and a matter of financial support.

It was the generosity and financial dedication of some of the program’s early supporters that made it possible to carry this out through the rest of 2021.

Success in ’21 is followed by some exciting news for 2022

First, early in the coming year, we will be announcing the details about a wonderful Founding Sponsor for Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial. Their generous year-end gift is going to carry us well into 2022.

Secondly, this spring we will start to live stream Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial on YouTube with the ability to honor specific veterans, groups or organizations for that day, week or month. The technology is being tested and readied now.

Finally, we are working very hard to build an endowment for the program, large enough to guarantee that this poignant and moving daily tradition will continue at the WWI Memorial in perpetuity – our ultimate goal.

We could really use your help!

Though we made a lot of exciting progress in 2021, we are still in “early days”. We are depending on supporters like you, to help us make this program a living part of daily life in our nation’s capital. Please make a year-end, tax deductible contribution to the Doughboy Foundation for “Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial”.

Make your support “In Honor Of:” to dedicate your donation to someone or something you care about.

We wish all of you a wonderful and safe new year.

Thank you

Dans Signature

Dan Dayton
President, Doughboy Foundation


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The Doughboy Foundation · PO Box 17586 #123 · Arlington, VA 22216

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