The National Memorial Day Parade occurs each year on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. The parade is held to honor of th US's armed forces, from those who served in the American Revolution to the present.
The National Memorial Day Parade was conspicuously absent from DC's Memorial Day celebration for several years before returning to Washington D.C. in 2004 with the dedication of the World War II Memorial.
The two-hour parade features marching bands from across the country, patriotic floats, veterans and current members of the armed services and more.
Parade Details: Date: Memorial Day—May 25, 2009
Time: Begins at 2 p.m.
Route: Starting at Third and Madison NW, the parade proceeds north to Pennsylvania Avenue, merges onto Constitution Avenue and proceeds west to 15th Street NW.
For more about Memorial Day in D.C., visit: Memorial Day Events.
The Parade is organized by the National Memorial Day Parade Committee, a coalition of military, veteran and civic groups in association with the White House Commission on Remembrance, America Supports You and the WWII Veterans Committee of the American Veterans Center.