By George MarkfelderMay 29, 2014
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (May 28, 2014) -- Once again rain storms pushed the show indoors, but it didn't dampen the thousands of audience members from all over the country from enjoying Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."
Audience members and their host, Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, the Army's senior intelligence officer, viewed the evening's pageant inside Conmy Hall at JBM-HH. Normally Twilight Tattoo is enjoyed outside on a grassy field, but when the weather turns bad, the show moves inside for safety.
Legere is the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security and is responsible for the training, equipping, policy and oversight of the Army Intelligence Corps' 58,000 Soldiers and civilians.
Twilight Tattoo is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and is an hour-long, live-action military pageant that provides audiences from around the world a glimpse into American history through performances by the U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from the U.S. Army Band Downrange, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team.
Twilight Tattoo is performed on Wednesday evening's beginning at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m. Performances from April 30 through June 25 will be located at Summerall Field at JBM-HH, Arlington, Va. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20 will be located at Whipple Field, JBM-HH and of course if the weather is bad, it is held indoors at Conmy Hall on JBM-HH.
The 2014 Twilight Tattoo season has performances scheduled for each Wednesday evening (except 4th of July week) until Aug. 20. Dates and times are subject to change, so please check the Twilight Schedule online at: http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule.
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