National Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade March

Due to social distancing, the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. has been canceled.

But that doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Instead, a pre-recorded television special, “The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall” airing on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations nationwide.

<br> In past years, the National Memorial Day Parade has taken place in downtown Washington, D.C. along Constitution Avenue.

In 2019, Country music star Justin Moore, acclaimed actor turned acclaimed musician Dennis Quaid, and the winner of the current season of NBC’s The Voice opened the ceremony with a special musical performance at 1:30 PM at the National Archives at 7th St. & Constitution Ave., NW.

The parade in 2019 celebrated its 15th year, and featured musical performances, marching bands, celebrity supporters of our military, veterans, and more than 1,000 active duty personnel in what has become a Washington tradition and the largest Memorial Day event in the country.

Also joining the 2019 parade was actor Joe Mantegna, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, and many more.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, with tributes to 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.

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