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CCCA Members Participate in the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The nation's largest Memorial Day event, the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade, took place on Monday, May 25 along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The parade featured eight Full Classics® that had the honor of carrying the Veterans of World War II who served as the Grand Marshals in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. In addition to this anniversary, the parade will commemorate two other significant dates: the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as the 10th anniversary of the National Memorial Day Parade. It is quite a year of commemoration sponsored by the American Veterans Center.

Veterans from every conflict from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan will be represented in this year's parade.  In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, The Veterans of World War II will serve as this year's Grand Marshals. In addition to this anniversary, the parade will commemorate two other significant dates: the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as the 10th anniversary of the National Memorial Day Parade. It is quite a year of commemoration. 

The parade also featured more than 30 high school and college bands from states across the U.S., historical re-enactors, veterans organizations, and more than 1,000 active duty military personnel. Organized as a moving timeline saluting American military history, the parade proceeded along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th St., NW. 

The parade is founded and organized by the American Veterans Center (AVC) a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of our military personnel. The National Memorial Day Parade is held annually in Washington D.C.  To learn more about the American Veterans Center, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org

National Memorial Day Parade Escort Convertible Participants:

Byron Alsop – 1936 Cadillac Convertible Sedan
Will Ayd – 1930 Pierce Arrow Phaeton
Mike Fistere – 1934 Packard Convertible Coupe
Robert Hanson – 1938 Lincoln Limo Cabriolet
David Johnson – 1941 Packard Rollson Convertible Limousine
Richard & Shirlee Marrs – 1938 Packard Convertible Sedan
Rick Parker – 1936 Lincoln Convertible Sedan
Peter Sanders – 1936 Ford V8 Convertible Sedan

Link to view the entire Parade:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/406163/national-memorial-day-parade

 

 

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