“Taps Across America” video part of CBS Evening News ...

Retired Allamakee Community School District music instructor Frank Knoll took part in the “Taps Across America” nationwide remembrance event Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 by playing Taps at the Allamakee County Freedom Rock in the Waukon City Park at the designated time of 3 p.m. This National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States. This project calls on musicians across the country to sound Taps  at 3 p.m. from an appropriate location.

The CBS Evening News put out a nationwide call for video submissions of the Remembrance which was reportedly answered by thousands, with Knoll’s video being submitted by Waukon resident Linda DeBuhr and a brief clip of that video being shown at the introduction of the CBS Evening News which aired Tuesday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. CST. The following link to that news broadcast shows Knoll’s musical remembrance near the end of its introduction segment about one minute into the broadcast: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/060121-cbs-evening-news/#x.

The photo above was also taken and submitted by Linda DeBuhr. The full video of Knoll’s Taps performance has been shared to The Standard Newspaper, Waukon Facebook page, with permission, from its original public posting by DeBuhr. Additional photos from area Memorial Day Observance events can also be found on Page 19 in this week’s edition of The Standard.

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