WASHINGTON D.C. — The Doughboy Foundation, along with Taps For Veterans, is excited to announce that Internationally known Cuban-American Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will perform Taps at the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC at 5 PM Eastern on Saturday February 25, 2023. You are invited to watch at the National WWI Memorial located on Pennsylvania Ave between 14th and 15th Streets NW, or as a live stream on our YouTube channel.
While living in his native Cuba, Arturo Sandoval was influenced by jazz musicians Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1977 he met Gillespie, who became his friend and mentor and helped him defect from Cuba while on tour with the United Nations Orchestra. Sandoval became an American naturalized citizen in 1998. His life was the subject of the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) starring Andy García. Sandoval has won 4 Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award. On November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama presented Sandoval with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Mr. Sandoval has performed the National Anthem many times and last year submitted a video for the annual Taps Across America, National Moment of Remembrance held every year on Memorial Day. He is a true American patriot, spreading his music across the United States and beyond.
We are honored to have Mr. Sandoval sound Taps in memory of all who have served in the armed forces of the United States, and those who perished in the ‘war that changed the world.’
DAILY TAPS PROGRAM
Every day without fail, at 5pm, Taps sounds at the National World War I Memorial honoring those who perished in the ‘war that changed the world’ and all who have served in the armed forces of the United States.
As a joint effort between the Doughboy Foundation, the National Park Service, and the World War I Centennial Commission, this ceremony keeps faith with the American Doughboy and pays tribute to all our service members and veterans.
The Daily Taps program provides a unique opportunity to dedicate a livestreamed sounding of Taps in honor of a special person or veterans organization of your choice while supporting the important work of the Doughboy Foundation. Follow this link to choose a day, or even establish this honor in perpetuity.