Tom Day

Tom J. Day

Founder & President | Bugles Across America

Mr. Day is the founder and president of Bugles Across America, a nonprofit providing veterans with military burial honors. Founded in 2000, the organization has sent horn players to perform “Taps” at thousands of military funerals throughout the United States and inspired policy changes and local programs supporting the next generation of bugle players. Raised by a military family, Mr. Day started playing bugle as a young child, and played “Taps” for a Civil War veteran’s reburial ceremony, inspiring a lifelong passion for the call’s role in military culture. He served proudly for more than a decade as a member of the United States Navy, the United States Marines and Marine Reserves, and has been involved with the Civil Air Patrol and JROTC programs throughout his life. In recognition of his work for military families, Mr. Day has been the recipient of awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the state of Illinois, and served as officiant at the Daley Center’s 1996 Flag Day ceremony. Mr. Day holds a diploma from the Institute of Financial Education and has enjoyed success as a banker, real estate tax consultant, and sales representative for the Illinois State Lottery.

Mr. Day shares his personal and professional inspirations in a video for Marquis.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

In recognition of his military work, Mr. Day was selected for the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Fortune Magazine

Mr. Day was featured in Fortune Magazine as part of a group of Marquis Top Professionals.

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Marquis Milestones

Mr. Day’s Marquis Milestones timeline celebrates highlights from his professional journey. 

Marquis Newsletter

Mr. Day offers updates on his work in a Marquis Newsletter.

Hemispheres Magazine

Mr. Day was featured among a group of distinguished Marquis listees in Hemispheres Magazine.

Marquis Top Professionals

In honor of his work for veterans, Mr. Day has been included in Marquis Top Military Professionals.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mr. Day shares his career journey in a feature for Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Who's Who in America

Mr. Day was included in the 74th edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Tom Day