High School Trumpet Players to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

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High School Trumpet Players to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

May 20, 2015  (OKLAHOMA CITY) – In honor of Memorial Day, high school trumpet players in Oklahoma and Texas will sound Taps at events in their local communities. These students are members of the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps and volunteer their time to play Taps to honor veterans.

Performance locations in Oklahoma and Texas follow:

SALUTE TO FREEDOM @ Northwest Baptist Church; Oklahoma City, OK
Sunday, May 24th, 2015, 10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Northwest Baptist Church will take some time to honor our military service men and women during the morning worship service.  Special Guests include “Living Tribute” – a live reenactment of the historical Iwo Jima statue – and the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps – a service organization that gives high school and college trumpet players an opportunity to use their musical gifts to serve others. 3030 NW 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 – http://www.nwbc.tv/

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY @ Sunny Lane Cemetery; Del City, OK
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY @ Chapel Hill Cemetery; Oklahoma City, OK
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY @ Memorial Park Cemetery; Edmond, OK

Monday, May 25th, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Dignity Memorial Network funeral homes in Del City, Oklahoma City, and Edmond will honor veterans with special ceremonies beginning at 10:00 AM on Memorial Day. Presentation of colors, special speakers, rifle volleys, and sounding of Taps by the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps will be included in the ceremonies. These events are open to the public. http://www.dignityokcfuneralhomes.com/

GRAVESIDE SALUTE @ Sunny Lane Cemetery; Del City, OK
Various times over Memorial Day Weekend
Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps members will play graveside Taps, Amazing Grace, and branch of service songs for visitors to the cemetery to help raise awareness of the Catholic War Veterans Wreaths Across America fundraiser.

MEMORIAL DAY RUN @ Wheeler Park; Oklahoma City, OK
MEMORIAL DAY RUN @ Trinity Park, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: Sunday, May 24th, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Oklahoma City: Monday, May 25th, 2015, 4:00 p.m
Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps volunteers will sound Taps at the starting line of races in Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. The Memorial Day Runs honor, remember and salute the fallen men and women of our military while raising money for Operation Gratitude. http://www.mdayrun.com/

NATIONAL MOMENT OF SILENCE @ The Texas Pool; Plano, TX
Celebrate freedom with us and honor our fallen heroes with the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM followed by Taps performed by the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps. Our troops will be recognized followed by the National Anthem featuring local vocalist Julie Pham.  901 Springbrook Dr. Plano, Texas 75075 http://www.texaspool.org/

About the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps
The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps (YTTC) is a service organization for high school trumpet players to use their musical gifts to serve others. Students volunteer to sound live Taps at veterans’ funerals and community events to help ensure veterans get a live rendition of Taps rather than an audio recording. Formed in 2014 by Katie Prior for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, YTTC has 25 student volunteers in Oklahoma, Texas, and Illinois, and is currently recruiting volunteers across the country.

To learn more about the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps visit www.TrumpetAndTaps.org.

Contact: Katie Prior, volunteer@trumpetandtaps.org, (725) 222-9882

For images and additional up-to-date information on this and other YTTC programs, visit www.trumpetandtaps.org.

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