I attended a funeral for a long time member of my fire company today. Having also been a WW2 veteran a detail from the Army was also present. I was shocked to see a boom box behind one of the adjacent headstones manned by a seargent they used to play Taps at the graveside ceremony. This was the first I had ever experienced a ceremony without a live bugler/trumpeter and I must say something was definitely missing. I had heard there was a shortage of buglers to provide this service, but I had no idea it had reached the extent of "canned Taps". I found a website dedicated to helping to fill this need of buglers for funerals of veterans here is the link; Bugles Across America : Home I encourage everyone to sign up to volunteer providing this service to help honor those who served. The canned music IMHO does not cut the mustard in providing the honor due to those who have served this country so selflessly. Lets try to make sure every servicemember has a Live rendering of Taps at their graveside!