Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Tom J. Day

Tom J. Day

Title:  Founder, President

Company: Bugles Across America

Location: Berwyn, Illinois, United States




  • American Bankers Association
  • Autism Awareness
  • Boy Scouts of America, WA, IA, CO, FL, IL, and NJ (donor of musical instruments)
  • City of Chicago, IL, Flag Day Program (creator)
  • Desert Storm Parade (participant, 2002)
  • Fifth Ward Alderman (candidate)
  • Illinois State Lottery
  • Mariners Black Sheep Squadron (founder)
  • Northwestern University
  • The American Legion
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • Veterans of the Green Beret, Special Forces (honorary member)
  • Veterans, Church and Youth Activities
  • World Cup Parade (participant, 1994)
  • World War II 50th Anniversary Ceremonies, Chicago, IL


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022, 2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Award, Community Service, Daughters of the American Revolution (2004)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home (2004)
  • Honoree, Man of the Year, Sons of the Union (2000-2001)
  • Recipient, Medal of Honor, Daughters of the American Revolution (1996)
  • Honoree, Knight, Royal Order of St. Joachim, UK (1996)
  • Recipient, Gold Medal for Achievement, Austrian Government (1994)
  • Recipient, Memorial Trophy, Green Bay Packers (1991)
  • Recipient, Marine of the Year, United States Marine Corps (1960, 1959)
  • Guest of Honor, Marine Birthday Ball, Closing of Glenview NAS
  • Honoree, Number One in Platoon Medal, Marine Corps, Parris Island
  • Recipient, Congressional Gold Medal, United States Marine Corps
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, United States Marine Corps
  • Recipient, Numerous Awards, Paralyzed Veterans of Chicago


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