Transcript for Trumpet Playing Teen Is on a Mission to Change the 'Taps' Stereotype
âª Finally tonight, many of you likely heard the iconic bugle call "Taps" attributes to our nation's veterans today. Often the tune is recorded, but one teen is on a mission to change all of that on this memorial day. She is America strong. Here's ABC I B bc's David Wright. âª Reporter: For 15-year-old Katie Pryor of Oklahoma, "Taps" is a labor of love. 24 notes in b-flat major featured in military funerals since the civil war. She learned it for her great-grandfather, a world war ii veteran. I wish I would have gotten to play "Taps" for him, but I'd like to think that every time I play "Taps" at someone else's funeral, I am in part playing it for him, as well. Reporter: The young trumpet player was horrified to learn most veterans these days hear only a recording of "Taps," instead of a live bugler. So, she formed a volunteer group, training other young musicians to play it properly. Today, thanks to her, there are 75 volunteers in 19 states giving something back. You are getting to pay tribute to someone that you may not even know. You, a stranger, are getting to honor someone that went out and fight for your country. Reporter: Thanking them with a simple, somber bugle call. David Wright, ABC news, new York. âª A pedestrian killed walking
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