The National Memorial Day Parade presented by the American Veterans Center will take place Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets NW.
A Pre-Parade Ceremony will begin at 1:15 PM at Constitution Avenue and 7th St NW. The pre-parade ceremony will feature Anthony Kearns of the Irish Tenors, Tenor Steve Amerson, and a several hundred voice choir.
Join nearly 300,000 Americans in honoring those who have served and sacrificed in the sixth annual National Memorial Day Parade. Marching bands, veterans units, and uniformed military personnel from around the country will march down Constitution Avenue in the largest Memorial Day parade in the nation. The parade will feature a special tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps General James Amos will serve as Reviewing Officer. The only Marine to have served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade.
Veterans supporters Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will once again join the parade. Also participating is Edith Shain, the nurse from the famous World War II “V-J Day in Times Square” kiss photograph, MLB Hall of Famer Bob Feller, and several Medal of Honor recipients. For more information, visit www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com.
For nearly 70 years, Washington, DCundefinedour nation’s capital and headquarters of our militaryundefinedwas without a parade on the Armed Services’ most sacred day. In 2005, the American Veterans Center decided to bring this great tradition back to the nation’s capital by creating the National Memorial Day Parade. While each war and each branch of the military is honored in full, each year the parade highlights one branch of the military. The 2010 National Memorial Day Parade will have a special focus on the Navy, with distinguished Marine personnel throughout. The parade will be televised live to our service members around the world on The Pentagon Channel.