WASHINGTON, DC -- The nation's largest Memorial Day event, the 2018 National Memorial Day Parade, will take place on Monday, May 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The parade will be streamed LIVE on Military.com at 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific. The parade's broadcast will be hosted by Sage Steele (ESPN), Kyra Phillips (ABC News), and Dean Cain.
Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, & Spencer Stone — known as the heroes of The 15:17 to Paris — will join as Grand Marshals. The three young Americans thwarted a terrorist attack on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris on August 21, 2015. For their actions, they were awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, and recently portrayed themselves in the Clint Eastwood film, 'The 15:17 to Paris.'
Honorary Grand Marshals include actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise, as well as the Tuskegee Airmen, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the legendary first African American pilots and their first combat missions in the spring of 1943.
Veterans from every conflict from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan will be represented in this year's parade.
Celebrating its 14th year, the parade will welcome back actor and noted supporters of our veterans Joe Mantegna, celebrity chef and UK veteran Robert Irvine, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, and musical performances by award-winning country music icon Trace Adkins, along with Nashville artists Jerrod Niemann and Cassidy Daniels.
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.