Taps earns support as National Song of Remembrance
Taps has earned widespread congressional support for designation as the National Song of Remembrance.
WASHINGTON — Taps, the plaintive bugle call sounded at many military funerals, has earned widespread congressional support for designation as the National Song of Remembrance.
One line in a thick defense bill approved by the Senate this week would provide the designation. With similar language in the House version of the legislation, the provision is virtually certain to be approved in the final bill if it clears Congress before the end of the year.
Taps, as the National Song of Remembrance, would join the national floral emblem (the rose), national tree (the oak) and national march (John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever"). Legislation has been introduced to designate the bison the national mammal.