Marking the 150th anniversary of the composition of taps, about 200 buglers and trumpeters gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to play the “lights out” bugle call. In a touching moment, they fanned out so that the haunting notes came from all quarters of the vast cemetery.
John Blair, state director of Bugles Across America for Virginia and the District, plays taps at the grave of Frank Buckles at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the melancholy bugle call. Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I, died in 2011. Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo