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National Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade March

WASHINGTON, DC -- The nation's largest Memorial Day event, the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade, will take place on Monday, May 29 at 2:00 PM EDT along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The parade will be streamed LIVE on Military.com at 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT.

Acclaimed documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will join as Grand Marshals this year, along with 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers in a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

Veterans of every conflict from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan will be represented in this year's parade. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, the Veterans of World War II will serve as this year's Honorary Grand Marshals.

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the parade will welcome back actor and noted supporters of our veterans Joe Mantegna, celebrity chef and UK veteran Robert Irvine, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, and musical performances by Grammy-nominated rock group Daughtry and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. The show will also feature special 'Memorial Day Moments' from celebrity supporters of our troops, including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Conan O'Brien, Kid Rock, Ray Romano, and more!

To learn more about the National Memorial Day Parade, visit www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com.

The parade is founded and organized by the American Veterans Center (AVC) a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of our military personnel. The National Memorial Day Parade is held annually in Washington D.C. To learn more about the American Veterans Center, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org.

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