Thursday, May 21, 2009
Celebrate the Armed Forces this Weekend
About.com has the skinny on several events honoring our Nation's heros.
The city of Rockville’s Memorial Day event is a three-day street festival with live music, children's entertainment, a parade and more.
Vienna, Virginia celebrates with a community festival including food, crafts, music, carnival rides and a Memorial Day tribute.
PBS' National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with conductor Erich Kunzel and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Kennedy Center National Memorial Day Choral Festival
Sunday 24, 2009, 2 p.m. A 90-minute program features American choral classics in honor of those who have fought to preserve our nation's heritage. Admission: $10.
Wolf Trap Farm Park
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
The park for performing arts kicks off the summer season with a free performance by the U.S. Marine Band followed by fireworks. The Filene Center gates open at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early because the park closes once capacity is reached.
National Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 25, 2009, beginning at 2 p.m.
The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. The National Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons. This year’s parade will feature Ernest Borgnine, Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, Admiral Michael Mullen and Bob Feller. See Photos of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC.