LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While many will gather to celebrate the holiday with loved ones and a bite to eat, others will pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Bunker Funeral Homes and Cemeteries held a Memorial Day service on Monday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery.

American flags were placed on graves at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. (KLAS)

Leading up to the ceremony, 1,600 flags were placed around the cemetery to honor fallen service members.

Larry Ransom, president of T.A.P.P.S. plays Taps on the bugle at Woodlawn Cemetery on Memorial Day 2024. (KLAS)

At many Memorial Day services across the valley, people can hear the sounds of trumpeters commemorating the solemn day. T.A.P.P.S., or Trumpeters Alliance to Perform Patriotic Services, is a group of professional trumpeters who aim to restore the long-held tradition of live performances of ‘Taps’ at military funerals at no cost to military families. ‘Taps’ is a 24-note bugle call that is an integral part of military honors.

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