JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- The Army's Chief Legislative Liaison joined thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capital to watch Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) perform to the sounds of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" during the "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Maj. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges was the guest host for the show and is responsible for formulating, coordinating and executing the Army's congressional policy and engagement strategy with Congress. Hodges honored retiring Congressman Todd R. Platts, Pa. last night during a small reception held at the JBM-HH Officer's Club just prior to the Twilight Tattoo.

"The things we need to make our Army the best in the world, whether it is a piece of equipment or the patriotic young Americans to fill our ranks, don't just come in a box," said Hodges. "It is the oversight and legislation of committed legislators like Congressman Platts that make it possible for us to achieve all that we do."

"Twilight Tattoo" is a production of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and is free and open to the public. It is scheduled every Wednesday night, rain or shine at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall (Fort Myer) during the summer through the end of August.

Check the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo website for schedule details and history of the "Twilight Tattoo" at