The Department of the Army is a sponsor of the National Memorial Day concert on the National Mall May 27. The event is free and open to the public. The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Army Chorus, the Soldiers’ Chorus of The U.S. Army Field Band, U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters and the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants will perform. The program will appear live on PBS stations from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol from 8 to 9 p.m. Visit www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/concert/ for more information.
A National Memorial Day observance to honor America’s warriors at Arlington National Cemetery will take place May 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with music provided by the U.S. Army Band. The Military District of Washington will conduct a presidential armed forces, full-honor wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by an observance hosted by the Department of Defense in ANC’s Memorial Amphitheater
No tickets are needed to attend any of these events. Space is limited to standing room only for the wreath-laying ceremony and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to be at the Tomb of the Unknowns or seated in the amphitheater by 9:30 a.m. For more information, check the MDW website.
A Memorial Day parade will take place May 28 beginning at 2 p.m. along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., beginning at 7th Street NW and finishing at 17th Street NW, passing the White House along the route. The parade includes marching bands and veterans units from all 50 states. The parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons. Check the web site www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com/ for more information.
(Information provided by MDW Public Affairs Office)