Video Description - Published on May/27/2009
The National Memorial Day Parade.
Memorial Day at the Navy Memorial Plaza.
Honoring Our Heroes atrom Across The Generations.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. This is a great time to honor our veterans and famous Americans by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC.
The Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the busy summer season and the Washington, DC region celebrates with family friendly events and special services.
The National Memorial Day Parade started at 2 p.m.
The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street.
The Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons.
The Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.
The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of this hallowed day.
The Parade is an event for the entire country a major parade which seeks to draw the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday: honoring those who have served, and died, to preserve our liberties.
The parade includes nearly 200 elements, including marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, and parade floats as well as hundreds of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
With Parade, the country once again has a tradition where all Americans can gather together to thank our greatest heroes, and remember those who have fallen.
City(s) = Washington DC; State(s) = DC; Country = USA.
Title = The National Memorial Day Parade, Washington DC, US - Pictures.
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