Fort Detrick and local agencies will be hosting a Twilight Tattoo at Baker Park on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm.
A tattoo is a military pagent where the history of the US military is enacted. The event includes all of the various eras of military uniforms, horses, cannons and lots more. If you’re not familiar with the event and want to know more, I’d suggest you google “twilight tattoos Washington DC ” – I quickly found some videos.
Putting on the event involves between 300 – 400 military personnel (this number does not include the audience – yes, it’s a really big event).
I saw these guys by accident last year and was completely blown away. We could hear the cannons from my house and we ran out thinking… well, when you hear cannons you should run out of your house. However, we did all run towards the blasts and not away from the noise which is exactly what you shouldn’t do. But in this case, we were treated to the most extraordinary show.
Anyone in the military reading this, you are in luck. For our military guests in town for the show we are offering our express lunch menu - $14.00 for three choices. This menu will only be available in the bar/lounge and courtyard weather permitting and only offered to participants in the Twilight Tattoo.
Example of some menu items included:
Grilled Border Springs Farm Lamb Burger
Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, dill potato salad, fried pickle
Summer Tomato Gazpacho, shrimp ceviche, cilantro
Jelly Doughnuts, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla anglaise
Members of the Twilight Tattoo, make sure to stop in for lunch.
All others - don’t miss the show at Baker Park!