This Tattoo is Freedom's Call 2012

Got your 2012 calendar ready to ink up?  Flip to Friday, June 29, 2012.  The seventh annual Freedom's Call will recognize the contributions of our military veterans, their families and all American who support them with a spectacular presentation of flyovers, music, narration and fireworks.  This is a free show at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio guaranteed to raise your spirit of Patriotism to new heights!

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and cameras.  However, leave the coolers, backpacks, glasses containers, knives and pepper spray at home!  No pets either... not the place for them.  For security reasons, items may be inspected.  Refreshments will be ready for purchase.
The word "tattoo" as it is used here is derived from the mid-seventeenth century Dutch Taptoe which was a combination of 2 Dutch words: "tap" meaning facet, and "toe" which meant "shut". The Tattoo or 'drum beat' at the end of the day was eventually expanded to include any sort of ceremonial drum heavy performance with marching units and military music.

Fireworks light the night
"Gates will open with pre-show activities at 4:00 p.m. The main event begins promptly at 8 p.m. and concludes with fireworks under the night sky. The AFMC Tattoo can be accessed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the National Museum main entrance on Springfield Pike (Gate 28B), the Armory gate on Harshman Rd. and the gate at the intersection of Airway and Spinning Roads. Gate 22B will be open only for visitors with base identification."

The Tattoo is open to the general public.  Admission and parking are free.  Recorded event information is available by calling 937 255 7207

This tattoo is designed to be family friendly!

Information is provided on www.wpafb.af.mil/tattoo/history.asp
Photo credit: fireworks - indytransponder.blogspot.com
                     Charlie Daniels - soundentistry.com
                     all others - wpafb.af.mil

Photo credit: USAF


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