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KC bugle player will help honor veterans and fallen soldiers 

By Jordan Betts
via the KSHB Kansas City television station (MO) web site

John GreenJohn GreenFor the next week, there will be a special ceremony held at the National WWI Museum and Memorial each night.

The event will focus on honoring those who have served or currently serving, as well as those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

It's called "Taps at the Tower" and will happen at sunset each evening.

"We have a presentation of colors, a wreath is laid, a reading from the great frieze on the north side of the memorial and then Taps is played," Dr. Matt Naylor, President and CEO of the museum and memorial said.

One of the people playing Taps is John Green. He plays it the traditional way by playing the bugle.

"I started playing in the eighth grade, about 1955," Green said.

He said there are not many bugle players left in the nation.

"Originally, they didn't have radios and telephones. So, the only way they could signal troops to do what they wanted them to do was to use a bugle," Green said.

He wears a replica WWI uniform while he plays the funeral and remembrance song.

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