Memorial Day Parade 2016

Memorial Day is an event to remember those who have sacrificed their lives serving the country. This is a grand time to admire the soldiers who served for longtime and well-known Americans by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC. The Memorial Day weekend moreover symbolizes the start of the eventful summer season and the Washington, DC County celebrates it with their family and friends. Many events take place on this Memorial Day. The National Memorial Day Parade has returned to Washington D.C. in 2004 after almost 70 years.

When is Memorial Day Parade Scheduled?

The Memorial Day Parade is a yearly occasion planned by the American Veterans Center on May 30. The Memorial Day Parade is free and is one of the community events.

The three-hour parade will pass at the side of the National Mall on Constitution Avenue involving 7th and 17th Streets. The event is a glorious salutation to America’s Veterans and in honor of those who sacrificed their lives from the American Revolution to Iraqi Freedom process.

Subsequent, to the ceremony which is to be held at 9:30 a.m., will start the 66th Memorial Day Parade at about 10:30 a.m.  It will go from Martins Lane and North Washington Street and turn left on Beall Avenue and then turning down Maryland Avenue all the way through Rockville Town Center and then take a left on the East Jefferson Street. 

Most amusing features of Memorial Day Parade

The parade has somewhat for each person with drill teams, community groups, military troops and group of musicians marching in the rhythm and some more.

This year on May 25, 2015, 40 bands and 150 military units including school groups are participating to make it an impressive site.

The parade of marvelous marching bands from numerous states and veterans batches idolizing World Wars I and II, Desert Storm, The Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and the freedom of Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan. Helium-filled balloons are flown as a part of the procession. There are more than 10,000 participants who take part in the parade.

Veterans Day occasion involves the customary laying of the wreath before the grave of the soldiers, and thousands of parades and dedicatory observances from the United States and other parts of the world.

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