Guy Wallace Taylor Statue Dedication
Friday, Nov. 2, 1:00 p.m
21st & Postoffice Street
As a young Marine in combat in Korea, Guy Wallace Taylor, July 13, 1932 – February 7, 2017, never forgot the haunting sound of buglers playing taps as his fallen buddies he had fought alongside were laid to rest. A teenager from Manor, Texas, barely out of his high school football pads, Guy answered the call from his country and would continue answering it for the remainder of his life. The valor of his Korean War service was only the beginning for Guy Taylor. He would become known for many accomplishments and successes in his career to follow, especially his continuing dedication to God, family, country, and his beloved United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps League. But he was celebrated and revered most in Galveston for his nightly ritual of bugling taps from his 2101 Postoffice Street corner balcony for all to hear and reflect that “Freedom is Not Free.” The people of Galveston will long remember Guy and his bugle as portrayed by this statue. Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas – Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.