Johnson Learns To Play ‘Taps’
Jun 3, 2020
Twelve-year-old Tayten Johnson of Oacoma accepted the Steve Hartman “On The Road” nationwide event challenge to play “Taps.” Hartman, along with retired Air Force bugler, Jari Villanuvea teamed up to keep the spirit of Memorial Day alive by asking all musicians of the bugle, trumpet or similar instruments to pause and take a moment to pay tribute to fallen service members and victims of the coronavirus pandemic by sounding “Taps” on their front lawns, driveways and porches at 3 p.m. local time Monday,
May 25. Johnson sounded “Taps” at Riverview Cemetery in Chamberlain, in honor of his great grandfather, Milo M. Speckels and all fallen service members and victims of the coronavirus.