130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. C. R. No. 28  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. C. R. No. 28

Representatives Beck, Pillich 

Cosponsors: Representatives Slaby, Uecker, O'Brien, Blessing, Derickson, Adams, J., Grossman, McGregor, Reece, Goodwin, Bubp, Hill, Ashford, Combs, Antonio, Yuko, Martin, Gonzales, Ruhl, Gardner, Duffey, Szollosi, Roegner, Sears, Gerberry, Rosenberger, Butler 

To honor "Taps" on its sesquicentennial and urge all Ohioans to take part in appropriate celebratory events.


       WHEREAS, The members of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Ohio are pleased to commend "Taps" on the auspicious occasion of its one hundred fiftieth anniversary; and

        WHEREAS, Recognition of this prestigious milestone is a fitting tribute to "Taps." General Daniel Butterfield of the Union Army wanted a less formal bugle call to replace the last call of the day to signify "extinguish lights," and in 1862, he composed "Taps" at Berkeley Plantation in Harrison's Landing, Virginia. The new call was soon adopted throughout the military and was officially recognized by the U.S. Army in 1874; and

        WHEREAS, Today, "Taps" is easily recognized throughout America for its moving and emotive melody. Unique to the U.S. armed forces, the call is used at American military bases around the world to signal the end of the day, and since 1891, it has also been played as a standard at military funerals as a final tribute to our fallen veterans; and

        WHEREAS, In 2000, the U.S. Congress authorized full military honors at the funerals of all honorably discharged veterans, including the playing of "Taps" on either a ceremonial or digital bugle. The Taps 150 Organization is petitioning Congress to have "Taps" recognized as America's national song of remembrance, and it is also working to refurbish the Taps Memorial Monument and to schedule national events to recognize the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of "Taps," including at Berkeley Plantation; now therefore be it

        RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, in adopting this resolution, honor "Taps" on its sesquicentennial and urge all Ohioans to take part in appropriate celebratory events; and be it further

        RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the Taps 150 Organization and to the news media of Ohio.

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