Photos by Doug Valentine, USAG VI
By Nick Minecci
USAG Public Affairs
For the third consecutive year Fort Detrick and the Frederick Community came together to celebrate military pageantry and recognize the outstanding support and effort of the Soldiers of the U.S. Army.
This year, United States Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander, Col. Judith D. Robinson, and USAG Fort Detrick Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Federico E. Boyce, hosted the season's final Twilight Tattoo at Baker Park in Frederick, June 25.Twilight Tattoo performed by members The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" tells the story of the U.S. Army to the public through music and period uniforms.
The theme of this year's performance was, "America's Army -The Strength of the Nation." The show began by highlighting the efforts of local Boy Scouts and Venture crew members from the Catoctin Mountain and Appalachian Trail Districts who have supported the Soldiers, Families, and Community attending the event. Col. Robinson presented each of the scouts with a Fort Detrick Coin patch to be added to their uniform signifying their outstanding community contributions.
The sounds of cannon and musket echoed through Baker park as the Soldiers told the story of the Army, from the Revolution through today's fight against terrorism. Following the show, the public mingled with the Soldiers, shaking hands, offering thanks and posing for photos.