The wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music and military firing demonstration are free and open to the general public. Tickets are not required to attend these events. Space is limited to standing room only. Attendees are encouraged to be at George Washington’s Tomb by 9:30 a.m.
The Fife and Drum Corps will perform a 30-minute musical salute to the first president on the Bowling Green scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The Old Guard is the nation’s oldest active infantry regiment and is the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the president. The Old Guard combines history with precision to honor the first American president.