WASHINGTON (August 12, 2015) -- Hundreds of audience members came out to enjoy great late summer weather and penultimate performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), held on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.FORSCOM prepares conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to Combatant Commanders in defense of the Nation at home and abroad. FORSCOM is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Also attending the performance was the Prince and Princess of the Principality of Seborga. Sebroga is a small province in northwestern Italy near the French border.MDW's Twilight Tattoo, performed by the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," can trace its own history back to the years before World War II. At that time, on the grounds of Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., the 3rd Cavalry Regiment held military shows during the winter months. MDW revived the traditional show in 1961 to showcase the talents of its ceremonial units.As Twilight Tattoo grew in popularity, the Army adapted the show, its location and the time of year it was performed to fit the growing needs of the American people. Settling on performances in Washington, D.C., throughout the summer months, has allowed for thousands of audience members to experience the ceremony and pageantry of the United States Army.Twilight Tattoo only has one show remaining during the 2015 season; Wednesday, August 19, is the final performance for the summer. It is scheduled to be held at Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.This performance is free and open to the public. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at (202) 685-2888 or email us at: usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.jfhq-ncr-pao-web-events-omb@mail.mil