The National Memorial Day Parade takes place today in Washington DC. The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom. This parade includes a special celebration of Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and invites veterans of that war to participate in the parade.
The parade starts at 2pm. The parade starts at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street.
Because of traffic and road closures, driving into DC is not recommended. Parking will also be very difficult. The Metro, although it will be crowded, your best bet to get into DC is the Metro. The closest Metrorail stations are Archives/Navy Memorial on the Yellow and Green Lines, and Smithsonian and Federal Triangle on the Blue and Orange Lines. Just allow extra time and be patient.
The parade also includes a commemoration of the start of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, with continuing commemorations of the 70th and 60th Anniversaries of World War II and the Korean War. There will be a salute to the sacrifices of the U.S. Air Force, featuring the United States Air Force Band, musical performances, and Grand Marshal General Chuck Yeager.
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