• Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform during Twilight Tattoo held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

    Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform during Twilight Tattoo held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

  • The Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army,(standing 3rd from right) and host of the June 11th, U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo renders honors to the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" during the opening segment of the Army's popular military outreach program performed at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va.

    Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    The Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army,(standing 3rd from right) and host of the June 11th, U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo renders honors to the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)...

  • Audience members from all over the nation enjoy the performances of the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" as they perform during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

    Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Audience members from all over the nation enjoy the performances of the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" as they perform during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight...

  • Retired Army Major Patrick A. Tiessonniere represented all Vietnam veterans during the performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, June 11, 2014. Tiessonniere currently works for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

    Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Retired Army Major Patrick A. Tiessonniere represented all Vietnam veterans during the performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, June 11, 2014. Tiessonniere currently works for the U.S. Army Military District of...

  • Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform during Twilight Tattoo held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

    Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform during Twilight Tattoo held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL (June 11, 2014) -- Vietnam veterans from across the country joined their host for the evening, the Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army, and watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

Last month, President Barack Obama proclaimed 28 May 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the period for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The objectives of the commemoration include highlighting the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the war and to thank and honor the veterans themselves, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States.

Retired Army Major Patrick A. Tiessonniere participated in the show as the representative of all Vietnam veterans. Tiessonniere currently works for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

Twilight Tattoo is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and is an hour-long, live-action military pageant that provides audiences from around the world a glimpse into American history through performances by the U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from the U.S. Army Band Downrange, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team.

Twilight Tattoo is performed on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m. Performances from April 30 through June 25 will be located at Summerall Field at JBM-HH, Arlington, Va. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20 will be located at Whipple Field, JBM-HH and of course if the weather is bad, it is held indoors at Conmy Hall on JBM-HH.

The 2014 Twilight Tattoo season has performances scheduled for each Wednesday evening (except 4th of July week) until Aug. 20. Dates and times are subject to change, so please check the Twilight Tattoo Schedule online at: http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule.

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