On Monday at 3PM all across the US

For the third year in a row, CBS is marking Memorial Day by inviting musicians of all abilities and ages across the country to honor our fallen soldiers by playing Taps during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. 

Who can participate?

Anyone who can sound Taps. You can find the sheet music here. We recommend playing in the key of B flat, if possible.

When should I sound Taps?

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in your local time zone.

Where should I play Taps?

Participants have played from a wide variety of locations – their own porches or lawns, cemeteries and monuments, mountain tops, workplaces and more. We encourage you to play wherever feels most comfortable and meaningful to you.

Should I record myself sounding Taps?

Yes — we plan to show some of your videos on the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell. You can use any phone with a video camera, and hold the phone horizontally.Record the whole performance. If neighbors or friends come to listen, get a shot of them too, with their permission.

How do I share my video with CBS?

Share your video and reason for playing on social media using the hashtag #CBSTaps. We will be browsing public posts with that hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

What should I do if I hear Taps?

Traditionally, when people hear Taps, they respond by standing, facing the music and placing their hands over their hearts.

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