2018 Memorial Day Events Washington D.C.
Though we often think of Memorial Day as a kick off to summer since it extends the weekend for many employees, it’s not a holiday that’s exactly about celebrating. Rather, it’s one where we honor the individuals who have put their lives on the line for America. Washington D.C. is naturally going to have some of the biggest Memorial Day events, as the U.S. Capital. Here’s what to do.
Where to honor vets and fallen soldiers
No one can doubt that war comes with many harsh realities, and it takes brave men and women to put themselves on the line. There’s certainly a level of somberness to the below events, but they are also ones that are created in tribute.
No Memorial Day list would be complete without the National Memorial Day Parade. It’s easily the biggest in the country, taking place annually along Constitution Avenue. This parade is known as a “moving history” as it honors military members from the American Revolution to today’s military efforts.
When it comes to paying tribute to all the efforts put forth by the Military, Washington D.C. is a place that obviously has no shortage of events. The National Memorial Day Concert takes place the day before the holiday on Sunday, May 27. Hosted on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the concert runs for 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Performers at the event include Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, Alisson Janney and Leona Lewis.
In partnership with the United States Air Force and the American Veterans Center, Music Celebrations International is hosting the National Memorial Choral Festival on May 27 at 3 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center.
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