WPAFB cancels Freedom’s Call Tattoo Friday night

This file photo shows the 2014 Freedom's Call event. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
This file photo shows the 2014 Freedom's Call event. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base canceled the Freedom’s Call Tattoo scheduled for Friday night.

The base issued the following statement:

The decision to cancel tonight’s Freedom’s Call TATTOO event was a difficult one but we must consider the safety of our guests attending and those folks working the event. Our weather experts have advised us to expect severe thunderstorms sometime this evening with lightening and wind, which puts everyone at risk. It’s regrettable that we had to cancel the event – a lot of hard work went into getting everything ready and I know a lot of people were looking forward to tonight’s festivities.

Last year’s Tattoo was the first in two years after sequestration caused the cancellation of the event.  The Tattoo the year before sequestration was the victim of a severe storm that damaged stages and put guests at risk.

The base says the fireworks were already set up and ready to go.  The fireworks company detonated them Friday afternoon as a safety precaution as you see in the video sent in to 2 NEWS.

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