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Utican General Daniel A. Butterfield and “Taps”

Taps Our Duty…We named our company after the most famous of all bugle calls, Taps. That’s not only because the mournful tune signifies the dignity of the deceased Veteran. It’s also because its composer, Civil War U. S. General...

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Women in War: Service Since Our Founding

Women in War: Service Since Our Founding Last month we celebrated Black History Month by discovering three extraordinary African American military units. They served in the Revolution, the Civil War, and World War I. Now, during Women’s History...

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The Courage, Selflessness, and Patriotism of African American Soldiers

    African Americans have served valiantly in every one of our country’s wars. From the Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan, they have fought with bravery and skill.   So during Black History Month 2021, we thought we’d...

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Burial Benefits from the VA for Deceased Military & Veterans

The Veterans Administration (VA) offers free benefits to the families of deceased Vets. We talked about these in previous articles. They includea headstone, grave marker, and medallion. Also a burial flag and Presidential memorial Certificate...

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How to Receive a Free Burial Flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate for a Deceased Veteran

A Veteran’s funeral is a solemn occasion. It’s where friends and family celebrate their loved one’s life and service. A grateful country is also there with free memorial items. In a previous article we talked about the Veterans...

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Taps Our Duty Wins the New York State Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers’ 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Taps Our Duty Wins the New York State Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers’ 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award   We received some good news from the New York State Entrepreneurship Assistance Center (EAC). They announced us winner of the...

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Thanks to Veterans for Their Courage, Selflessness, and Sacrifice

    Thanks to Veterans for Their Courage, Selflessness, and Sacrifice Freedom is not free. So this Veterans’ Day is a good time for an enthusiastic “thank you” to anyone you know who served.   And have you...

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How a Deceased Veteran Can Receive a Free Headstone, Grave Marker, and Medallion

Taps Our Duty provides families a military wake to honor their deceased loved ones. But we often get questions about the VA benefits available for the funeral. These can include a headstone, marker, and medallions. Also a burial flag and presidential...

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A Proper Send Off for Your Veteran Family Member

Losing a family member is never easy. Very often, the responsibility of funeral arrangements falls on the shoulders of family members who are already consumed by grief and loss. They put their trust in the local funeral home to handle the difficult...

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