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Twilight Tattoo

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What is it?

Twilight Tattoo is a dynamic, military pageant presented by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The program highlights the Army’s current capabilities and readiness to safeguard freedom and win the nation’s wars.

The ceremony and beauty of the show reminds all present of the many traditions of the country and of the sacrifices made by thousands of men and women in the armed forces. Twilight Tattoo is free and open to the public.

What has the Army done/ is doing?

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) Twilight Tattoo can trace its own history back to the years before World War II. 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.

Starting April 25th performances will be held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. The Army is presenting an opportunity for thousands of people from across the country and the world to witness its elite ceremonial units in action. Twilight Tattoo showcases the talent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington which include: The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The U.S. Army Drill Team, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, the Continental Color Guard, the Caisson Platoon and the Presidential Salute Battery and musicians from The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Army Military District of Washington will continue to present Twilight Tattoo performances in Washington, D.C., throughout the summer months, for thousands of audience members to experience the ceremony and pageantry of the United States Army.

Why is this important to the Army?

Twilight Tattoo is one of the Army’s most popular outreach programs that reinforces Army themes and messages and showcases the Soldiers’ commitment to the nation. It communicates the Army’s proud heritage and traditions to the American public by highlighting the Army’s contribution to the history and development of the United States.

The program allows the Army to communicate senior leader priorities to key stakeholders through the entertaining demonstration of the Army’s relevance to the nation. It also preserves the trust, confidence and support of the American public. Twilight Tattoo highlights the Army’s diverse and talented force through the history of the Army Soldier.


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April 2018

Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

Month of the Military Child- Visit: U.S. Army Families

Day of Remembrance for Victims of the Holocaust

April 15-21: Army Volunteer Recognition Week

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: U.S. Army Reserve Birthday