• Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa, joined Ann Bookout, 20th regent, Mount Vernon Ladies Association, and Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, at the reviewing stand Feb. 20, 2012.

    Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa, joined...

    Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa, joined Ann Bookout, 20th regent, Mount Vernon Ladies Association, and Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, at the reviewing stand Feb. 20, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington, hosts a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of former President George Washington on his birthday at Mount Vernon, Va., Feb 20. In honor of the day's event, Mount Vernon was free to the public. Many showed up to enjoy the ceremony and tour Washington's house on a day honoring past presidents, Feb. 20, 2012.

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington...

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington, hosts a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of former President George Washington on his birthday at Mount Vernon, Va., Feb 20. In honor of the day's...

  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington hosts a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of President George Washington on his birthday at Mount Vernon, Va., on Feb 20, 2012.

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington...

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington hosts a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of President George Washington on his birthday at Mount Vernon, Va., on Feb 20, 2012.

  • Soldiers of the Commander in Chief's Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fire their "Brown Bess" muskets from the defense against cavalry position during a firing demonstration at Mount Vernon, Va., Feb. 20, 2012. The Brown Bess is a .50 caliber smooth bore musket that was used by American forces during the Revolutionary War.

    Soldiers of the Commander in Chief's Guard, 3rd...

    Soldiers of the Commander in Chief's Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fire their "Brown Bess" muskets from the defense against cavalry position during a firing demonstration at Mount Vernon, Va., Feb. 20, 2012. The Brown Bess is a .50...

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Tomb of George Washington located on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates & Garden, Mount Vernon, Va., to be followed by patriotic music and military firing demonstration by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard.

The 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.

The Fife and Drum Corps will perform a 30-minute musical salute to the first president on the Bowling Green scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The Old Guard is the nation's oldest active infantry regiment and is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the president. The Old Guard combines history with precision to honor the first American president.

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