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National Memorial Day Parade - Washington, DC

National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is the US's largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.

For the first time ever, an Australian Army contingent of 40+ personnel will be marching as part of our Centenary of Mateship and to honour those who have served and sacrificed.

The Parade ushers marching bands, youth groups, floats, performers and, of course, veterans, down Constitution Avenue. at 2 p.m. Arrive early for the best viewing options.

Event details

Date: Monday, May 28 2018
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free

More information including route details and map can be found on the event website: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/avc-events/parade/