For one New York man, one day a year isn’t enough to honor veterans. He’s made it his mission to honor them as often as he can.
Bob Chavanne, known as the “Ghost Bugler,” has sounded taps more than 700 times. His commitment began 40 years ago when he lost his great uncle, who fought in World War One.
At age 14, Chavanne says he learned to play taps and hasn’t stopped since.
“Every day should be Memorial Day. The veterans are deserving of that. I just feel I have to give back it’s so important to remember the sacrifices.”
Once a month, Chavanne visits Long Island National Cemetery, where he plays patriotic songs for the 365,000 fallen heroes buried there.