Army to Observe Presidents Day at Mount Vernon
February 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2012) -- President George Washington will celebrate his birthday with Soldiers from the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at his house at Mount Vernon!
The Soldiers will participate in an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony during Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. at the Tomb of George Washington located on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens, Mount Vernon, Va.
The ceremony will be followed by patriotic music and military firing featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard.
The upcoming wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music and military firing demonstration are free and open to the general public. Tickets are NOT required to attend these events. Space is limited to standing room only. Attendees are encouraged to be at George Washington's Tomb by 9:30 a.m.
Also joining in the activities, characters from the 18th century will be on hand as they help visitors surprise General Washington with rousing birthday cheers! At "George Washington's Surprise Birthday Party", the first president will be presented with gifts which he will describe and react to during a speech to his birthday visitors. The Estate will open to visitors at 8 a.m. "General Washington" will be on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes all day.
For more information go to: www.mountvernon.org