September 10, 2011, Verizon Center, Washington DC
[ click the SLIDESHOW bar on the far right for a full screen presentation ]
Told by today's soldiers, Spirit of America captures the true stories of those who have answered the call to duty for our nation. During the show, soldiers in historical uniforms re-enact key moments in the U.S. Army and American history. The re-enactments include battle scenes with short periods of simulated gunfire, and performances by the Army's elite ceremonial units. The show features the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army. Elements of The Old Guard include The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, the Continental Color Guard and the U.S. Army Drill Team.