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Military Tattoos: Bugle Call
July 14, 2012 - August 4, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Fort McHenry NM&HS
2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
A tattoo is the military bugle call sounded shortly before Taps each evening. The evening twilight tattoo ceremony at Fort McHenry is the oldest tradition in Baltimore. It has been taking place since the fort was garrisoned in 1799. Over 200 years old, the ceremony involves flags, military music and precision marching. The Fort McHenry tattoos usually feature the 1814 Fort McHenry Guard together with guest units, usually U.S. Army, Navy, or Marines. Fort McHenry generally holds two to three tattoo ceremonies each summer.
This summer, the events are July 14th and August 4th.