Women Marines Association Seeks Participants for the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
National Parade is Highly Attended, Widely Televised
The Women Marines Association is seeking members to participate in the annual National Memorial Day Parade to be held in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. Active duty, Reserve, retired and former Marines are highly encouraged to participate.
The parade is sponsored by the American Veterans Center and the WWII Veterans Committee, whose mission is to preserve and promote the legacy and experiences of America’s veterans and active duty service personnel from World War II through today.
In 2019, more than 40 women Marines from several states participated in the National Memorial Day parade.
The National Memorial Day Parade route, which spans Constitution Avenue in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade is 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 parade will be nationally syndicated on various ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations across the county to approximately to 1,500,000 television viewers, and is aired live to troops around the world on American Forces Network. Additionally, it is streamed live via YouTube and broadcast on D.C radio WTOP (103.5 FM).
The parade features historical re-enactors, celebrity veterans, bands, musical performances, supporters of our nation’s military, active duty personnel, and youth groups, and marching bands, as well as floats and over-sized helium balloons.
For further information and to be placed on the attendance roster, contact Virginia Bueno, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) at [email protected] by April 15, 2020.