Photo Credit: Adrienne M. Combs Deputy Director of Public Affairs
The Presidential Salute Battery from Headquarters Company, 1/3 Infantry Battalion, participates in rehearsal for Twilight Tattoo. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Salute Guns Platoon is responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, the Pentagon and elsewhere in the Washington D.C., area. The platoon also fires the final salutes during many funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. The guns platoon is the only unit of its kind in the Army, and its busy schedule includes more than 300 ceremonies each year.