How To Honor Memorial Day Weekend Around DC

1. National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Where: West Lawn of U.S. Capitol on May 28, 2017 starting at 8PM

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2. National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. 

When: May 29, 2017 starting at 2PM

3. Memorial Day 5K

Memorial Day is a constant reminder for the loved ones we have lost, for the fights they have fought to protect home. This 5k is designed for runners of all skill levels, who want to remember those who have passed away for this country in a commendable way.

Where: College Park. MD on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Early morning run done and dusted!! #memorialday5k

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4. National Mall Memorials

Memorial Day is importantly about remembrance, and there are few places better suited to honoring and remembering our fallen soldiers and valued service men and women than on the National Mall.

Trying not to sing who lives who dies who tells your story at the top of my lungs #hamiltrash #life #travel #travelgram #washingtondc #washington #monument #symmetry

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5. Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government's recognition and protection of Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs).

Check out all of the details for Rolling Thunder Rally here.

#rollingthunderrally #roadtrip #rollingthunder

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