Local musician joins national effort to play taps to honor America’s fallen heroes

National effort will be highlighted on upcoming CBS Evening News broadcast

LA CROSSE COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) – People across America are coming together to honor those that gave their lives for our country.

Local musician Ervin Dukatz joined in a national effort today to honor America’s fallen Heroes.

Dukatz played Taps from his front steps Monday afternoon.

Some neighbors joined to watch the performance.

The somber 24 note bugle call played at American military funerals and ceremonies.

“I think it’s one of the things that I can do having not served in the military to honor those that have taken the challenge to serve in the military,” said local musician Ervin Dukatz.

The ‘Taps Across America’ effort is idea of CBS News reporter Steve Hartman.

He will highlight the effort on the CBS Evening News.

Details are available on the CBS News website.