America's Army Heritage

By Pfc. Paul R. Watts, Jr.June 23, 2011

The Army Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps performs Saturday for visiting crowds at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. The performance was part of the Twilight Tattoo ceremony featuring the Army's timeline in history.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Army Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps performs Saturday for visiting crowds at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. The performance was part of the Twilight Tattoo ceremony featuring the Army's timeline in history. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Paul R. Watts, Jr.) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco, of the Fife and Drum Corps, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), plays a tune for two young patriots after Twilight Tattoo on Friday at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. The Twilight Tattoo is an hourlong military pageant featuring Soldiers from The Old Guard and The U.S. Army Field Band "Pershing's Own," and offers patrons a glimpse into American history.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco, of the Fife and Drum Corps, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), plays a tune for two young patriots after Twilight Tattoo on Friday at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. The Twilight Tattoo is an hourlong military pageant featuring Soldiers from The Old Guard and The U.S. Army Field Band "Pershing's Own," and offers patrons a glimpse into American history. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Paul R. Watts, Jr.) VIEW ORIGINAL
Olivia Allen, 5, of Baltimore, shakes hands with Spc. Dustin Heacock, 289th Military Police Company, after the Army's Twilight Tattoo ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Heacock performed tactical maneuvers with his unit during Friday's ceremony. Fort Meade will mark the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 with the annual Independence Day commemoration, which will begin on McGlachlin Parade Field at noon.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Olivia Allen, 5, of Baltimore, shakes hands with Spc. Dustin Heacock, 289th Military Police Company, after the Army's Twilight Tattoo ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Heacock performed tactical maneuvers with his unit during Friday's ceremony. Fort Meade will mark the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 with the annual Independence Day commemoration, which will begin on McGlachlin Parade Field at noon. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Paul R. Watts, Jr.) VIEW ORIGINAL