Pennsylvania: Allow students an excused absence to play TAPS at military funerals

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My name is Aidan and I'm a fifth grader at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. This year, every student in my grade has to complete a Think, Care, Act (TCA) project. For my project, I picked a non-profit organization that means a lot to me -- Bugles Across America.

Last year, I started volunteering with Bugles Across America to play live TAPS at military funerals. I'm the youngest bugler in the organization’s history and earlier this year, I earned the gold President's Volunteer Service Award from the White House.

There are only four states across the U.S. that have a law in place to allow students an excused absence from school when they travel to play TAPS at military funerals. There’s another student in Illinois who’s pursuing a similar law. My mom helped me start a petition so that we can do the same thing here in Pennsylvania.

Please sign this petition and support young people like me who want to do what we can to honor and thank our military veterans and their families -- one final time.



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