Bugles Across America

August 6, 2023

Since September 2015, Acton residents have been gathering monthly at the Town Common for a monthly Bugles Across America service, a short memorial to those who lost their lives in service to our country. The service concludes with a live playing of “Taps” by two volunteer buglers.

The service on Sunday, August 6, Acton’s 216th, also included a short memorial to David Thoma, founder of the Massachusetts Chapter of Bugles Across America, who passed away on July 23. Eric Sahlberg, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where Thoma was a member, was present to share remembrances of a man committed to traditional American values and to serving his community. A funeral will be held on the morning of Saturday, August 19 at Mt. Calvary.

The Bugles Across America service is held every month on the first Sunday at 5:00 PM. Attendees gather on the lawn adjacent to the Acton Center Fire Station; parking is available at Town Hall or in the lot behind the station. All are welcome!

Bugles Across America attendees
Photo credit: Alissa Nicol


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