In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s funeral, the Sounding of Taps led by U.S. Army Bugler Keith Clark, took place at the Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
The event, sponsored by Taps For Veterans, an organization devoted to providing live buglers (music) for military funerals and ceremonies, was attended by military and civilian buglers from across the nation.
Viewers watched as The Joint Service Colors Team presented the colors and listened to music provided by the United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own). Guest speakers included Deputy Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery Jack Lechner, Nancy Joy McColley, daughter of Sgt. Keith Clark, and James Swanson, author of “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.”
Original members of the United States Air Force Pipe Band who played “Mist Covered Mountains” at the funeral were in attendance to reprise the tune performed at the funeral. Following the ceremony, Edward Hunter was recognized, whom 50 years ago wrote letters to Sgt. Clark and a wreath ceremony took place at the Tomb of the Unknowns Members.