Mountain Lakes Community,
It is unfortunate that we will not be able to gather together during these challenging times for our annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies as we experience first hand how precious our freedoms are.
Please take a moment to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As we continue to honor the fallen, let’s also pause to remember those who have sacrificed their lives while serving others.
A short Memorial Day tribute can be found at the link below. While out enjoying the community today, please pass by Memorial Park and please keep all those who are currently serving our Country in your prayers.
Taps Across America
Today at 3 pm, listen for Taps Across America, an opportunity to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. CBS News “On the Road” correspondent Steve Hartman and retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva have teamed up to keep the spirit of Memorial Day alive during these unusual times.
Steve and Jari are inviting veterans, musicians, teachers, and students of all abilities and ages to sound Taps on their front lawns, porches, and driveways today at 3 pm local time.
If you’d like to participate, either by playing or listening, here’s how:
Who can participate?
Anyone who can sound Taps on a trumpet, bugle, or similar instrument.
When should I sound Taps?
Today (Memorial Day) at 3 p.m. in your time zone.
How do I sound Taps?
Villanueva recommends playing in the key of B flat, if possible.
Where should I play?
Your front yard, porch, balcony, driveway, etc. – anywhere you can be socially distant from neighbors and passerby. Feel free to alert your neighbors so they can come to listen from a safe distance.
What should I do if I hear Taps?
If you hear Taps being sounded, you should respond as you do for the national anthem: Stand, face the music and place your hand over your heart.
For more information on Taps Across America, click here.
Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend
Mayor, David Shepherd