Preserving a tradition

I just heard about this last night on Television.

On WFTV and again this morning, could not find it on their sites?


Katie Prior, a 15-year-old, is showing the

“Veterans Administration and our government officials,”

How to respect our deceased veterans

and she has been doing so for a couple of years!


Oklahoma teen seeks to aid vets funerals

For years, my group of

Native Americans watched veteran funerals

while waiting our turn to show respect.


“Taps” was played,

if you can call it “Taps”

cassette player

on a cheap battery operated cassette player!


“As a Spiritual leader,

asked to care for the loved one,

It is preferred to allow any other religion



to help avoid any possibility of

adding to the family’s grief.”

Native American Veterans have been complaining

to our media for over 25 years,

on deaf ears!

Katie Prior, the 15-year-old founder of the

nonprofit Youth Trumpets & Taps Corps sounds


in honor of great-grandfather,

Wilford Foresee, while visiting his grave

at Sunnylane Cemetery in Del City.


When her great-grandfather died five years ago, Katie Prior wasn’t yet ready to use her musical gifts to pay tribute to his World War II service with the Army’s 63rd Infantry Division.

15-Year-Old Plays Taps At Military Funerals And Recruits Other Teens To Do The Same

December 18, 2015 by WYSK

Oklahoma teen’s Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps sends volunteers to perform at veterans’ funerals

by Brandy McDonnell Published: Mar 11, 2016