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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

October 20,2014

The Virginia International Tattoo – A Scottish Tradition with American Spirit

The Virginia International Tattoo – A Scottish Tradition with American Spirit – comes to your home Veteran’s Day – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8pm.

WHRO and The Virginia Arts Festival have teamed up to bring you the 2014 Virginia International Tattoo, a new one-hour special airing on WHRO TV15 on November 11th. Each year, the Tattoo attracts international participation as eight nations gather and share their unique music, dance and culture.

A signature event of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the 2014 Tattoo honors our Vietnam War veterans and their families. More than 30,000 people attended the show in April 2014, and now you can see all the wonder and spectacle from your home.

The Virginia International Tattoo is renowned for presenting the traditional sounds of the massed pipes and drums.  This special feature also includes military bands, drill teams, veterans and their stories, singers and dancers – all to honor our nation’s heroes.

“This was one of the most exhilarating shows that I ever had the pleasure of watching,” said Edward Foulke, a first time attendee. “Words cannot do justice to the music selections, choreography, lighting, sound, and the overall presentation of the many talented people that put on the show. The pageantry was breath-taking.”

Originally created in 1997, the Virginia International Tattoo thrills audiences each spring with an all-new show.  More than a performance, the Tattoo is an experience, creating cheers, tears, and standing ovations among the tens of thousands of patrons who travel to Norfolk each year to see this amazing display of music and might.