The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society® Presents
Cleveland International Tattoo
Cleveland’s most patriotic event…
WELCOME TO CIT 2024!
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 7:00pm in the historic Cleveland Public Auditorium – main hall
Admission $15 – kids age 12 and under are FREE!
Featuring the Cleveland Police Pipes & Drums with special guests, Ottawa (Canada) Police Service Pipes & Drums and Highland dancers,
USAF Drill Team, USCG Drill Team and more to come!
We also are proud to announce the return of the USMC Quantico Band!
Check back for more performers and details about the show! Thank you for your continued support of CIT and GCPOMS, we look forward to seeing you In May!
What is a Tattoo?
A tattoo is a display of pageantry and ceremony including music, drill teams, color guards, and cultural acts celebrating ones country and honoring their culture. The term comes from the early 17th-century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe (“turn off the tap”), a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks, and is unrelated to the Tahitian origins of an ink tattoo.