July 25, 2012:
The Ministry of National Security will present the 2012 Military Tattoo from August 18 to 26, 2012.
The show, billed Conquerabia - Spear and Drum, will feature road shows across the country, a children's show, a tattoo village in Woodford Square in addition to the main tattoo show at the National Stadium.
A military tattoo is a display of military marching bands, skills, drills and tactics.
This year's tattoo will begin in Tobago on August 18 and 19, move to Arima and San Fernando on August 21 with the children's show on August 23 and the main event from August 24 to 26 at the National Stadium.
Conquerabia - Spear and Drum is a musical journey that chronicles the move from conflict to peace, from many peoples to one people. It is a journey through our past that looks toward our future as we continue to strive for excellence.
The Tattoo will display the musical and artistic forms of our forefathers and blend them into the calalloo that is Trinidad and Tobago. The show will re-enact some of Trinidad and Tobago’s military history and celebrate our distinguished military icons
This Tattoo, which is part of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, will celebrate of the rich military history of Trinidad and Tobago that stretches from pre-colonisation, through two world wars and into the modern era of operations other than war. The tattoo will recognise the contributions of the many groupings that have made this nation their home while celebrating those things that make us uniquely Trinidadian.