Fort Monroe Celebrates Army Birthday

By Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)June 14, 2008

Twenty two Soldiers from Forts Monroe and Eustis in Virginia model Army uniforms from the colonial era to present day during the 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony hosted by The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. During the show, a narrator describes the time period as the Soldier dressed in that era's Army uniform marches to the front of the stage and presents a battle streamer that's added to the Army flag.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Twenty two Soldiers from Forts Monroe and Eustis in Virginia model Army uniforms from the colonial era to present day during the 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony hosted by The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. During the show, a narrator describes the time period as the Soldier dressed in that era's Army uniform marches to the front of the stage and presents a battle streamer that's added to the Army flag. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Sergeant Major David M. Doyon adds another battle streamer to the Army's flag during a special pageant of period uniforms that was part of the Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony on June 12 at Fort Monroe, Va. During the show, Soldiers dressed in period costumes from the colonial era to present day presented the battle streamer from their represented time period to the sergeant major who would add them one by one to the Army flag.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Sergeant Major David M. Doyon adds another battle streamer to the Army's flag during a special pageant of period uniforms that was part of the Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony on June 12 at Fort Monroe, Va. During the show, Soldiers dressed in period costumes from the colonial era to present day presented the battle streamer from their represented time period to the sergeant major who would add them one by one to the Army flag. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A unit from The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performs at Continental Park, Fort Monroe, Va., during the installation's 2008 Army Birthday Celebration and Battle Streamer Ceremony on June 12. The evening's host was The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. During the Battle Streamer Ceremony, Soldiers dressed in period costumes from the colonial era to present day presented the battle streamer from their represented time period and they were added one by one to the Army flag.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A unit from The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performs at Continental Park, Fort Monroe, Va., during the installation's 2008 Army Birthday Celebration and Battle Streamer Ceremony on June 12. The evening's host was The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. During the Battle Streamer Ceremony, Soldiers dressed in period costumes from the colonial era to present day presented the battle streamer from their represented time period and they were added one by one to the Army flag. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Aaron Morris of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs a saxophone solo during the playing of "A Gershwin Fantasy" during the June 12 Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. The concert drew more than 1,500 spectators from the local community.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Aaron Morris of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band performs a saxophone solo during the playing of "A Gershwin Fantasy" during the June 12 Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. The concert drew more than 1,500 spectators from the local community. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band sings "Victory Starts Here" during the June 12 Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony conducted at Fort Monroe, Va. The concert also featured a performance by members of The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. During the Battle Streamer Ceremony, Soldiers from Forts Monroe and Eustis modeled Army uniforms from the colonial era to present day.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band sings "Victory Starts Here" during the June 12 Music Under the Stars 2008 Army Birthday Concert and Battle Streamer Ceremony conducted at Fort Monroe, Va. The concert also featured a performance by members of The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. During the Battle Streamer Ceremony, Soldiers from Forts Monroe and Eustis modeled Army uniforms from the colonial era to present day. (Photo Credit: Mr. Patrick Buffett (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A teen member of the Youth Services program at Fort Monroe, Va., dresses up her entry for the U.S. Army birthday cake-making competition on June 13. About two dozen youths participated in the event that honored the Army\'s 233rd birthday. (Photo by Patricia Radcliffe)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A teen member of the Youth Services program at Fort Monroe, Va., dresses up her entry for the U.S. Army birthday cake-making competition on June 13. About two dozen youths participated in the event that honored the Army\'s 233rd birthday. (Photo by Patricia Radcliffe) (Photo Credit: Patricia Radcliffe (U.S. Army Garrison Fort Monroe, Installation Management Command-Northeast)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Anthony D. Reyes, Garrison Commander at Fort Monroe, Va., reads a new book titled "Happy Birthday Army" - produced by the Army Family Morale Welfare and Recreation Command - to youngsters at the installation\'s Child Development Center on June 13. The youth celebration also included the singing of "Happy Birthday" and cake. Each of the children received a copy of the book. (Photo by Patricia Radcliffe)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Anthony D. Reyes, Garrison Commander at Fort Monroe, Va., reads a new book titled "Happy Birthday Army" - produced by the Army Family Morale Welfare and Recreation Command - to youngsters at the installation\'s Child Development Center on June 13. The youth celebration also included the singing of "Happy Birthday" and cake. Each of the children received a copy of the book. (Photo by Patricia Radcliffe) (Photo Credit: Patricia Radcliffe (U.S. Army Garrison Fort Monroe, Installation Management Command-Northeast)) VIEW ORIGINAL