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  About the Parade Salute to
World War II Veterans…

  • "The National Memorial Day Parade" will take place on May 30, 2005 in Washington D.C.

  • The three hour Parade will begin at 9:00am and conclude at noon.

  • The Parade is sponsored by the Washington DC Memorial Day Committee.

  • The World War II Veterans Parade Task Force is made up of a cross section of volunteers from various organizations including the following:
    • The World War II Veterans Committee
    • Under the Sun Productions
    • JM Best Entertainment, Inc

  • The Purpose of the Parade is to both honor and pay tribute to all Veterans of the United States and those who died in service of their country.

  • The National Memorial Day Parade has received approval from the National Park Service.

  • The parade will step-off at 3rd Street and Madison Drive, proceed south to Independence Avenue, then proceed west on Independence Avenue to 12th Street where it will conclude.

  • The Parade will consist of Marching Bands and Veterans units from over 40 states. In addition, the parade will have representation from countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Canada.

  • Large Patriotic Floats and helium-filled balloons will also be a part of procession.

  • More than 20,000 participants are expected to take part in the parade. Television coverage is expected.

  • The Parade is a free public event. 5,000 chairs will be made available to Veterans free of charge on a first come first served basis.