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National Veterans Parade

Washington, D.C.

Sunday, November 10, 2024
12:00 PM

Constitution Avenue

National Veterans Day Field Show

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 9, 2024
11:00 AM

National Mall

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For More Information

Web: National Veterans Parade.org

Email: Francis Ventura, Executive Director

Mail: National Veterans Parade Foundation, 1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 800-942-1960

If you're interested in entering your band in the National Veterans Parade, please request an application at the contact info above.
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National Veterans Parade logo The National Veterans Parade Foundation, a non-profit organization tasked with the production of the National Veterans Parade, is proud to present the very first National Salute to our Men and Women that have served in our Armed Forces.

The National Veterans Parade and Festival weekend provides an opportunity for both the parade and an optional field show performance, since the November date coincides well with the end of the fall field marching season. The weekend begins with a planned National Veterans Field Show on the National Mall on Saturday, November 9, at 11:00 AM, a chosen time which honors the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of signing of the Armistice that ended WWI. High school marching bands will be able to present a 10-minute field show or optional standing performance with one of the most iconic photo opportunities as a backdrop that this country offers.

On Sunday, November 10, bands will begin to step off at Noon from 6th street at Constitution Ave and march west up the Avenue.

Parade organizers honor the loyal relationships that Music Educators have with their travel professionals, that allows group leaders to create their own itineraries, and if needed, we provide assistance to school groups whenever possible or needed. The National Veterans Parade Foundation does raise funds for parade production, as well as Veterans causes such as Veterans Food Bank, and Veterans Canine Companionship for Suicide Prevention.
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2024 Participating Bands


The registration period is now open. Band entries will be posted once the 2024 lineup is finalized.

Related Events

Bands traveling to Washington, D.C., for the National Veterans Parade can take advantage of numerous attractions and educational opportunities in the area, including:
  • Smithsonian Institution complex including 17 museums, galleries and a zoo.
  • Historic homes including George Washington's Mount Vernon.
  • Monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, National World War II Memorial and many more.

Future Dates

Sunday, November 10, 2024
Sunday, November 9, 2025
(Parade always held on the Sunday of Veterans Day Weekend)

For More Information


Web: NationalVeteransParade.org

Email: Francis Ventura, Executive Director

Mail: National Veterans Parade Foundation, 1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 800-942-1960

If you're interested in entering your band in the National Veterans Parade, please request an application at the contact info above.