The National Memorial Day Parade is the largest Memorial Day event in the country. Each year, the organizers of the parade, American Veterans Center welcomes more than 300,000 spectators and 4,000 participants to honor our military veterans, both past and present.
The parade is a moving timeline that showcases the sacrifices of all who have served from the Revolutionary war to Iraq and Afghanistan. It includes hundreds of active duty troops and veterans representing the millions of U.S. active duty troops and veterans all around the world. This year, the “grand finale” will consist of hundreds of active duty troops in battle dress, many of whom have just recently returned home from deployment.
The parade is also regularly joined by many top-ranking military personnel including Members of the Joint Chiefs and Senior Pentagon Officials as well as high profile veterans and supporters of our veterans. This year we welcome – Trace Adkins, Taylor Hicks, JR Martinez, Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, Miss America, and many others.
This year the parade will be broadcast live nationwide to nearly 80 million homes and on several cable television networks including the Pentagon Channel and Armed Forces Network, with extensive coverage on FOXNews.