Recruits sworn in to service at Ft. Myer’s Twilight Tattoo


Wednesday evening at Fort Myer the National Guard took its turn at hosting a 50-year-old tradition. 

The Twilight Tattoo appears intermittently from April through the first of August. The hour-long live-action military pageant features soldiers from the National Guard, other active duty soldiers, and the reserves. Wednesday’s performance was hosted by the National Guard as 56 recruits were officially sworn in to service.  

William Pike was one of the 56 recruits. “It’s always great whenever you get to roll in and see just how seriously people take it and how much it means to folks out here,” said Pike, who came to Twilight Tattoo as a child, “I think this is always a good representation of that.”

There are two more Twilight Tattoos scheduled for the summer.

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