Washingtonians and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy the National Memorial Day Parade in-person this year on Monday, May 30, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
The announcement came from the American Veterans Center (AVC), which traditionally hosts the annual American tradition.
“The American Veterans Center is proud to announce that The National Memorial Day Parade is returning to its home along the National Mall,” said Tim Holbert, the senior vice president and executive director of AVC, in a release. “During the pandemic, our country experienced some extraordinarily turbulent and divisive times, some of which we still face today. More than ever, it is important to allow Americans of all backgrounds to come together once more and honor what we all have in common.”
The parade will take place on Constitution Avenue, beginning at 2pm on Memorial Day, and feature re-enactors, military veterans, active duty personnel, celebrities, and entertainers to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives for the country.