Jesuit Teacher Jason Giaccone Featured on WWLTV for Taps Across America

Posted May 30, 2022 / Last updated June 6, 2022

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“Desert Storm vets came and spoke with me and they go, ‘You know, you don’t know how much this means to me.'”

by Meg Farris (WWL)

It’s been known as The National Moment of Remembrance. For the last 22 years, Americans, are asked to pause for one minute at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. It’s a way to remember those who have died in military service.

But in the last few years, a new tradition was started. CBS News did a story on a man who played taps during that moment. And the idea took off across the U.S., and  in New Orleans.

Jason Giaccone spends his days teaching music to Jesuit students. At night he plays gigs, but two years ago he decided to do something different with his talent.  He heard about Taps Across America that started in 2020.  At 3 p.m. local time, people step out of their homes on Memorial Day and play the 24 mournful notes of Taps. It is played to commemorate the members of the U.S. military.

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