FT. HAM B-DAY - Brooklyn Paper


"The show is a step back in time,"
Fort Hamilton spokesman Ray Aalbue said of "Twilight Tattoo,"
the ceremonial program which will be staged at the Fort Hamilton
U.S. Army base on Saturday.

"The drum corps wears Revolutionary War replica uniforms
and the drill team puts on an exciting show," said Aalbue.
"The audience also learns about the history of the [U.S.]
Army from the birth of the army 230 years ago all the way up
to the present war on terrorism."

The U. S. Army Military District of Washington and the U. S.
Army Garrison Fort Hamilton will present "Twilight Tattoo
2005" on Pershing Loop Field at 6 pm on June 11. The event
is an hour-long military pageant honoring the 180th birthday
celebration of Fort Hamilton and will feature soldiers of the
3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment troop units and ceremonial units,
including the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army
Drill Team, the U.S. Army Band Blues jazz ensemble, and vocalists
from the U.S. Army Chorus and The U.S. Army Chorale.

Enjoy a free slice of birthday cake after the show.

"Twilight Tattoo 2005" is free and open to the public.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Due to security measures, early
arrival is recommended and a valid photo ID is required at the
entrance (Seventh Avenue at Poly Place in Bay Ridge). For more
information, call (718) 630-4783 or visit www.mdw.army.mil.

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