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The 2017 National Memorial Day Parade

ByadminDC

May 29, 2017


The 2017 National Memorial Day Parade will be televised LIVE on local stations nationwide, around the world on the American Forces Network, on News Channel 8 in Washington, and streamed on YouTube Military.com.


Highlights of The 2016 National Memorial Day Parade

KEN BURNS
Acclaimed filmmaker and recipient of fifteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations. Telling the stories of American history, his films include The Civil War, The War, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, among many others. His newest film with longtime partner Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, will air on PBS in September 2017.

LYNN NOVICK
Acclaimed filmmaker and recipient of fifteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations. Telling the stories of American history, his films include The Civil War, The War, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, among many others. His newest film with longtime partner Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, will air on PBS in September 2017.

GENERAL RICHARD MYERS (RET)
15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, culminating a 40-plus year Air Force career which began as a combat pilot in The Vietnam War. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD WAR II GENERATION
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, dozens of surviving veterans will serve as Honorary Grand Marshals, representing the 16 million who served and more than 400,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

JOE MANTEGNA
Tony Award-winning actor of stage, screen, and television, currently starring in the CBS series Criminal Minds.

ROBERT IRVINE
Chef Robert Irvine has appeared in several Food Network programs including Restaurant: Impossible, helping to save struggling restaurants across America. He began his cooking career upon enlisting in the Royal Navy, cooking around the world and on the high seas. He has more than 25 years of culinary experience.

MISS AMERICA 2017 SAVVY SHIELDS
Crowned Miss America 2017 last September, Savvy travels the country and the world speaking to audiences and serving as a role model to young women. Among her travels are USO visits and a Thanksgiving tour abroad to visit and thank our troops. She is currently a senior at the University of Arkansans, with plans to become a practicing artist and museum curator.


SOURCE: facebook.com event by American Veterans Center

The National Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 29th, at 2pm EDT, along Constitution Avenue.

https://www.facebook.com/nationalmemorialdayparade/


National Memorial Parade

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