Clipped From The New York Times
Justin-abler so-called It TAPS AT BELLEAU WOOD. The Bugler aa an Inspiration Above That of a Mute Monument. To tht Editor of Tht New York Tim; Let me enter a hearty second to the suggestion of Ernest Poole that Instead of a monument to our American dead at Belleau Wood a bugler be kept there each evening to sound taps. The more one reflects the more one is impressed by .Mr. Poole's idea, its novelty and Its beauty. In the minds of many thousands of thoughtful Americans, not all of them soldiers, the sound of taps on the night air awakens memories that reinstate far better than could a mute monument something of that .exalted spirit In .which our country entered into ana carried on the war. To these minds, who would like to apply that spirit to life Itself were it humanly possible to sustain such an attitude, even the imagined notes of taps sounding " over there " Its nightly requiem, would prove sn inspiration. How could we more vividly keep alive our sense of gratitude to our dead and our consciousness of that which they symbolize than by the audible sweetness of the bugle notes In taps? FRANK E. MORRIS. New London, Conn Oct SO, 1922. To tht Editor of Tht Kew York Timtt; All honor to Mr.. Ernest Poole for tilts suggestion. I hope it will materialize. What could be more impressive than taps over the graves of our American soldiers? F. A. WINTER. Civil War Bandmaster and Bugler. Altoona. Pa.. Oct 80. 1922.