This year the National Memorial Parade in Washington, D.C., will take place on May 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. The American Veterans Center, along with the World War II Veterans Committee, first launched the Memorial Day parade in 2005. Every year since then, the parade has gotten bigger and better. In the last eight years, troops stationed all over the globe have watched a live television broadcast of the parade, and they’ll be able to watch this year’s event as well.
Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., is by far one of the biggest events in the nation. Without fail, the public supports this tribute to honor our service men and women.
More about Things to Do on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.
If you have been looking for things to do on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., make sure you get to the parade. The parade will start at the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Avenue and proceed west down Constitution. The parade will travel past the White House and end at 17th Street. Participants in the parade will walk past a variety of the nation’s most famous museums and monuments as thousands of spectators proudly cheer and wave their flags.
The parade aims to remember the American spirit and sacrifices made for our country from the American Revolution right up to today’s ongoing conflicts. Coast Guardsmen, Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors are all celebrated during the parade. Attendees can look forward to a variety of high school marching bands, floats, local and national celebrities, veterans, service organizations, service members and plenty more.
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We look forward to welcoming you.