APPLETON, WISCONSIN — Fleet Farm is once again teaming up with Taps for Veterans to honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day by participating in the third annual Taps Across America. On Monday, May 30, buglers will sound Taps at 3 p.m., at all Fleet Farm stores during “Fleet Farm salutes Taps Across America.”
Taps Across America debuted in 2020 when CBS News “On the Road” correspondent Steve Hartman teamed up with retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva, founder of Taps for Veterans. The two men invited buglers and musicians to sound Taps from their front porches all at the same time.
The response was overwhelming: More than 10,000 musicians joined nationwide. The massive, simultaneous event replaced picnics, parades, and other celebrations canceled due to the pandemic.
“Taps Across America brought the country together with a simple, unifying event. It offered everyone an opportunity to pause and remember fallen service members in the true spirit of Memorial Day,” said Nick Widi, Chief Retail Operations Officer, Fleet Farm. “We’re honored to support this event not just by participating, but also by increasing the number of locations where our communities can join together in preserving the legacy of this important American tradition.”
Fleet Farm and Taps for Veterans have found some of the nation’s best buglers for this year’s event. As part of this National Moment of Remembrance, stores will observe a minute of silence at 3 p.m. followed by a single bugler who will sound Taps. The public is invited to attend at their local store. Click here for more information and to find a nearby store.
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