Frederick - Maryland, Maryland - State, USA, Armed Forces, Army
Frederick, MD, USA - June 25, 2011: In Frederick's Baker Park, the United States Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps participates in the Twilight Tattoo celebration. The Twilight Tattoo presents the history of the Army's role in America's development, the many traditions of the United States and of the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces. Established in 1960, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps maintains some of America’s oldest military music traditions. The sounds of the fife, bugle and drum signaled troop movements in battle and regulated everyday activities in camp from the Revolutionary War to the 19th century. The musicians’ blue-trimmed red greatcoats are opposite in color to those worn by the infantry Soldiers. This helped commanders identify their musicians through the smoke and confusion of the battlefield.