Tom Day, founder of Bugles Across American, runs his organization from the basement of his home near Chicago. Each year, his organization runs in the red, with Tom covering about $10,000 himself. God Bless this man. Donations can be made at the website. I found this a fitting story for Memorial Day. With up to 2000 WW II vets passing away every day, Tom makes sure that any family that wishes to have live Taps, is able to do so at the funeral.