Memorial Day is Monday, May 26. A time for parades. Family and friends. Backyard barbecues. Waving Old Glory. Honoring those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and secure our rights and freedoms.
The National Memorial Day Parade is the largest Memorial Day event in the country. Organized by the American Veterans Center, the 2014 parade will welcome more than 300,000 spectators and 4,000 in saluting our military and fallen heroes from the American Revolutionary War through Afghanistan and Iraq. The May 26 parade begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW, in
The parade is a moving timeline that showcases the sacrifices of all who have served from the Revolutionary war to Iraq and Afghanistan. It includes hundreds of active duty troops andrepresenting the millions of U.S. active duty troops and veterans all around the . This year, the “grand finale” will consist of hundreds of active duty troops in battle dress, many of whom have just recently returned home from deployment.
The parade is also regularly joined by many top-ranking military personnel includingof the Joint Chiefs and Senior Pentagon Officials as well as high profile and supporters of our veterans. This year we welcome – Trace Adkins, Taylor Hicks, JR Martinez, Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, Miss America, and many others.
This year the parade will be broadcast live nationwide to nearly 80 million homes and on several cable television networks including the Pentagon Channel and Armed Forces Network, with extensive coverage on FOX News.
Celebrate freedom. Remember their service. Courage. Commitment. And sacrifice. Honor ournot just on Memorial Day, but every day.
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