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ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY W/THE CAISSON PLATOON BARN TOUR & TWILIGHT TATTOO PERFORMANCE
May 31, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
with PRIVATE BRIEFINGS AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLIDER & THE CAISSON PLATOON BARN, FOLLOWED BY A TWILIGHT TATTOO PERFORMANCE
At first, all you hear is the clip clop of a team of horses; then, it all comes into view – passing through is the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, a.k.a. the Old Guard, the oldest infantry unit in the United States Army. A team of horses, either black or white, and several specially selected servicemen comprise this particular group; the Soldiers that ensure a service personnel’s final resting place is held in the highest regard.
This day at Arlington will be spent touring Arlington National Cemetery, with a private talk with a Tomb Sentinel, followed by a tour of the Caisson Platoon Barn, learning about the daily care of these special horses and how one becomes selected for this elite team. Before heading home for the evening, we’ll be entertained with the Twilight Tattoo, an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, a.k.a. The Old Guard, The U.S. Army Band, The U.S. Army Blues, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.
THIS DAY IS SURE TO LEAVE YOU WITH AN ENDURING IMPRESSION ON YOUR SPIRIT!