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CCCA Members Participate in the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The nation's largest Memorial Day event, the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade, took place on Monday, May 30 at 2:00 PM EDT along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the parade welcomed back actors and noted supporters of our veterans, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna.

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 moved along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th St., NW. 

Veterans from every conflict from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan will be represented in this year's parade. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of U.S. entrance into World War II, dozens of surviving veterans will serve as Grand Marshals, representing the 16 million who served and more than 400,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. On the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf War, veterans of the conflict will march to honor those who lost their lives in an effort to preserve freedom and remembering those lost on September 11, 2001, and the heroism of the first responders who sacrificed to save lives. It was quite a year of commemoration. 

To learn more about attending the parade in person next year, visit nationalmemorialdayparade.com

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

Link to view the entire Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhEJPyxtUWE

 

 

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