National Memorial Day

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The Freedom is Not Free Wall, Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The Freedom is Not Free Wall, Korean War Veterans Memorial

The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., will air at 2:00 pm.

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fifteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. 

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes. The parade will be streamed LIVE by our online partners at YouTube and

In case you missed it Sunday, here is the 30th anniversary of the National Memorial Day concert, held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Show begins at the 02:13 mark.

In 2019, the National Memorial Day Concert commemorates its 30th anniversary, bringing us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. The concert is co-hosted by acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack and features an all-star lineup of actors and musicians along with top pops conductor Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra. The tribute to our military airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, a broadcast audience of millions and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.

They Shall Not Grow Old – Released into theaters February 1, 2019.

November 20, 2018

Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson: The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

Dr. Heather Wilson – 24th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Happy Memorial Day

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