Twilight Tattoo returns to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for 2022 season

By Rachel Deloach, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public AffairsApril 28, 2022

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., -- One of the U.S. Army’s time-honored traditions, Twilight Tattoo, will return to in-person performances for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic next Wednesday, May 4, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Weather permitting, Twilight Tattoo will take place on Summerall Field every Wednesday from May 4 through July 27, with the exception of June 29 and July 6.

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Free of charge and open to the public, Twilight Tattoo communicates the Army’s proud heritage and traditions to the American public – from the Army’s early origins and contributions, to the history and development of the United States, to safeguarding freedom.

Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington Community Relations Officer Jeremy Kern said Twilight Tattoo demonstrates that U.S. Army history is America’s history.

“This interactive and high energy performance features Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s ceremonial units, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” said Kern. “Twilight Tattoo offers an opportunity for people to experience the history of the United States as seen through the eyes of the millions of young Soldiers whose hard work and sacrifice built this nation for 247 years.”

Music and military pageantry recognize and salute the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Soldiers and Families, past and present. Short theatrical vignettes highlight the courage of the American Soldier, the innovation of the military, and professionalism of the force.

Despite Twilight Tattoo returning to in-person services, Kern said the U.S. Army Military District of Washington will be in full compliance with Department of Defense guidelines regarding COVID-19.

“While there is an anticipation for groups to see in-person performances this year, we continue to follow Department of Defense guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to ensure the safety of our Soldiers, Families, Department of the Army Civilians, Contractors, and our community,” said Kern.

The military pageant will start at 6:30 p.m. with a half-hour pre-show concert by The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The Tattoo performance will immediately follow the pre-concert, starting at 7 p.m. and concluding at 8 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn or in bleacher seating.

The 2022 Twilight Tattoo schedule and information about access to JBM-HH can be found here: