The National Day of Remembrance Parade in Washington is an event that flies with marching flags and patriotic floats. The parade is sponsored by the Veterans Committee of the Second World War and is an annual tradition of remembrance for those who have died serving their country. It follows a tradition that goes back to the first Memorial Day, shortly after the end of the Civil War.
Many men and women in uniform participate in the annual parade, and an expected crowd of more than a quarter of a million Americans will line up at the National Mall to see thousands of participants, including veterans and active duty military personnel, historical reenactors, music bands, musical artists and celebrities who support our troops. This is the largest Memorial Day event in the United States.
This year’s parade will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force. UU., With the 15th president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, acting as the grand marshal of the parade. Myers was a combat pilot in the Vietnam War and served in the Air Force for 40 years. The actor Gary Sinise and the heroes from 15:17 to Paris, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, will also act as great marshals.
The parade will take place on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 2 to 4 pm The parade will be preceded by musical performances and ceremonies at the checkpoint at 1 pm at the National Archives on the corner of Seventh Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW.
The National Day of Remembrance Parade begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue NW and Seventh Street NW and continues along Constitution Avenue, past the National Mall and the White House, ending at 17th Street NW. The view from the National Archives is one of the best on the route. There are no seats; If you want to sit down, you must bring your own chairs. Seeing the parade is free; You do not need a ticket.
The best way to get to downtown Washington is through the Metro. The National Archives-Penn Quarter-Navy Memorial stop (green and yellow lines) is one block from the parade route. The stops of the federal triangle and the Smithsonian (orange, blue and silver lines) are also very close to the route.