This year's Twilight Tattoo will be held at 7 p.m., each Wednesday starting April 30 through August 20, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., with pre-ceremony pageantry beginning at 6:45 p.m.

"It's an honor to open the Twilight Tattoo season at historic Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall. The Soldiers of the Military District of Washington represent the Army's finest. Our Army has been the strength of the nation for almost 239 years, and we appreciate the opportunity to share our history, and the talents of our Soldiers, with those we serve - the American people," said Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commanding general of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

With more than 100 Old Guard Soldiers wearing Army uniforms of the past and present, a portion of our show is dedicated to providing a fast-paced journey through Army history, from Revolutionary times to the Army's involvement in current military operations.

"The show not only highlights the Army's role in history, but more importantly, it represents the future of America's Army, globally responsive and engaged in the defense of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans," said Buchanan.

These performances are free and open to the public. For more information and group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at (202) 685-2888, or visit our web site at Interested media, please call 202-685-4645.