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Welcome to ATB
Statement Of Purposes
About Us
VIDEO: Patriot Ledger 11/09/07
The Point - 11/01/07
Who Supports Our Troops
Public Misconceptions & Our Solutions
Act Now
In Honor
Military Links Portal
Contact Congress & The President
VA vs Vet Service Organization
Website Disclaimer
The Good New... Bad News Maze To Proper Care After The Purple Heart
Our Selecting The DAV
10 Ways Your Contribution Supports DAV Service Programs
USA Today Salutes DAV
DAV's Public Awareness Outreach To Veterans
History Of The DAV




Whatever is the price that one should pay for one’s country becomes a moot point after a battle related injury or death.  Therefore, the real question is what projects— in addition to our nation’s efforts —should charities and citizens undertake to support our nation’s protectors and their survivors?


People joining our all-volunteer armed services enlist for a specific tour of duty.  Sadly, for many wounded, that tour becomes a lifetime of disability.  For survivors of fallen heroes, it is an eternity of irreplaceable loss.


“Support Our Troops” has to be more than a slogan... and more than a magnetized ribbon to place on a vehicle.


The Increasing Need


Though we are at war, the public has oddly been told to “go about its business.”  Still, the medical, mental, and societal needs from this war are increasing.  Further, the greater survivability of “woundeds” is further stressing the system,  Today, even older veterans are in jeopardy of losing benefits. Legislators need hear the public’s concern.


Therefore, besides the government, it takes charitable organization, grass-roots efforts, and citizen volunteers to truly  “Support Our Troops.”


The Myth vs. The Reality


Most Americans believe that all veterans are fully covered by the Veterans’ Administration.  This is not the case.

Disabled veterans are classified by their needs.  The most severely wounded are identified, treated, and supported by the federal government.  However, many other vets, unknowingly, often “fall through the bureaucratic cracks.”


It may be seem incomprehensible,  but due to HIPPA privacy requirements, it is not even possible for the local veteran’s office to know of a returning veterans needs… or those of a surviving family.


Death and casualties are not unintended consequences of war. They are the ugly part of war!  Yet despite the “proud” rhetoric of our nation, it budgets funds as if the casualties -- immediate and long term -- are an unexpected result.

Our troops need everyone’s support NOW



After The BuglesTM

Whatever the war, whatever the politics, whatever the injury or loss,  After The Bugles moves to the needs of the veterans disabled by war and survivors of fallen heroes.”


After The Bugles Organization

A Public Charity in support of Wounded Veterans & SurviVors of Fallen TRoops


 After The Bugles

125 Moose Hill Parkway   Sharon, Massachusetts  02067



After The Bugles Corporations is a non-profit organized under Massachusetts General Laws.


After The Bugles has been approved its 501c3 public charity status by the Internal Revenue Service.  EIN 41-2231275.  All donations of cash and kind are tax deductible to the extent of laws


After The Bugles is founded, initially funded, and run by Larry Babb and John David Sottile.  The organization has a Board of Advisors whose members have been chosen for their concern about

disabled veterans and survivors needs.


After The Bugles work directly with the public for our charitable purposes as well as a co-charity that assists other non-profit veteran organizations.  Our contribution to these groups is creativity and talent,  which leads to donations that help our causes.


After The Bugles is non-political.  We neither endorse candidates nor sponsor legislation.  Through our efforts, we hope to inform and motivate citizens to become involved with the support of disabled veterans' / survivors care and benefits.



After The Bugles TM




to unify the awareness of challenges faced by disabled veterans plus survivors of fallen troops and to create an annual fundraising day

focused around a yearly national telethon in support of veterans and survivors needs.






After the "ruffles and flourishes" of drums and bugles — providing either a sorrowful good-bye to a fallen hero, or a heartfelt "Welcome Home" to a wounded veteran — have faded...


the survivors of a fallen hero are left with both the devastating loss of the loved one and the on-going after-shocks of that loss plus the additional burdens which deployment also brought… and


the disabled veteran is left with possible uncertainty about his/her wounds; guilt over being away from his/her comrades; flash-backs from his/her war experiences; anonymity with even the local veterans office... and perhaps a very difficult time re-integrating his/her injured self into a family, with friends, and -- if  physically/mentally possible -- into a job.


After the bugles it is not a happy time for far too many heroes.


Our goal is to lessen this condition