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2011 National Memorial Day Parade Lineup

May 30 parade travels Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2011) — The 2011 National Memorial Day Parade will pay tribute to the pride, sacrifice and service of America's Veterans with a lineup of veterans units, marching bands and patriotic floats. The annual procession begins at 2:00 PM (Eastern) on Monday, May 30.

National Memorial Day Parade logo The National Memorial Day Parade is organized as a moving timeline of American military history, paying tribute to those who served from the time of the Native Americans and the American Revolution through the Civil War and on to current times. It will feature veterans of every era from World War II to today.

The National Memorial Day Parade will be televised live on the Military Channel and will also be presented through a live webcast at

The parade route begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW, travels west down Constitution past the White House, and ends at 17th Street.

The complete 2011 National Memorial Day Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

2011 National Memorial Day Parade Order
As of May 25, 2011

Opening Performance: God Bless America by 300-voice Memorial Day Festival Chorus

• Metropolitan Police Lead Car and Motor "V"
• Thank You To Boeing - Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade
• Band: Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes And Drums
• Riderless Horse - In honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice
• United States Joint Service Color Guard
• Band: The Quantico Marine Corps Band
• Marching platoons from the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard
• Band: 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment "Old Guard" Fife And Drum Corps
• Thank You To Hewlett-Packard - Three-Star Sponsor - Honor The Sacrifice
• Grand Marshal Pat Sajak, U.S. Army 1968-1970

A Very Special Tribute in Memory of the Fallen of September 11, 2001, As We Approach the 10th Anniversary of the Attacks
• First responders, rescue workers, and family members from New York City, NY: The World Trade Center; Shanksville, PA: Flight 93; Arlington, VA: The Pentagon; and members of the pre-commissioning crew of the USS Arlington (LPD-24)
• We Will Not Forget - A tribute to the United States Special Operations community leading the way on the front lines today featuring Honorary Marshal Maj. Gen. Victor J. Hugo (USA-Ret), honor guard and float. Made possible with support from the Perot Foundation - Three-Star Sponsor.
• Band: The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Band
• Band: Wahoo High School Marching Band - Nebraska
• Recipients of our nation's highest military award - The Medal Of Honor: Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon (USA-Ret) and Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr (USN-Ret)
• The Honorable Vincent C. Gray - Mayor, Washington, DC
• Band: Ballou High School Marching Band - Washington DC
• Honorary Grand Marshals: Wounded warriors from operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, with Honorary Marshal Gary Sinise. Made possible with support from Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation - Three-Star Sponsor.
• Thank You To Excelsior College - Excelsior College Salutes Our Wounded Warriors

The National Memorial Day Parade: A Moving Timelime Of American Military History

The Native Americans
• The Eagle Medicine Band Of Cherokee Indians
• Band: Atkinson Warrior Band - California
• Thank You To Wells Fargo - Three-Star Sponsor - Featuring the Wells Fargo Stagecoach carrying veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq

The American Revolution
• Band: The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown
• Betsy Ross Flag
• General George Washington with Wife Martha - Mt. Vernon Estate & Gardens
• Bennington Flag
• National Society of Sons of the American Revolution: George Washington Chapter Fifes and Drums of Prince William III, Maryland Militia

The War of 1812
• Thank You to the United States Navy Memorial - Sponsor of the salute to those who served in the War of 1812
• Sailors of the USS Constitution - The World's Oldest Floating Commissioned Naval Vessel
• Band: Maplewood High School Band - Pennsylvania
• Thank You To The Washington Examiner - The Official Print Partner of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade
• Ship's Company - Maryland - In authentic uniforms of the Early American period
• Band: Norwood High School - Ohio

The Civil War
• Band: The Carolina Fifes And Drums
• President Abraham Lincoln
• FREED: Female Re-Enactors of Distinction
• Mounted Union Army Soldier portrayed by Tom Tompkins
• Band: Hartsville High School Band - South Carolina
• Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War - Irish Brigade Camp & Lincoln Cushing Camp
• Civil War Eagles featuring the Federal Generals' Corps and Lee's Lieutenants
• R.E. Lee Camp #726 - Sons of the Confederacy
• 47th Virginia Cavalry Horses and Carriage
• Band: Stringer Maroon Pride Band - Mississippi
• Thank You To Geico - Two-Star Sponsor
• Provisional Forces of the Confederacy
• Band: Bow Falcons Marching Band - New Hampshire

The Spanish-American War
• President Theodore Roosevelt
• Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Unit
• Buffalo Soldiers - 9th And 10th Cavalry Association - Virginia
• Band: Plymouth High School Band - Indiana

World War I
• World War I Doughboy Reenactors
• Thank You To Lions Club - Two-Star Sponsor Lions Club Float - Saluting Our Military: Beacons Of Hope
• Band: Hammonton High School Band - New Jersey
• Thank You To American Airlines - Two-Star Sponsor
• Thank You To Argon ST - Two-Star Sponsor
• Model A Ford Club of America featuring American Veterans
• Band: Central Sound Of Chattanooga - Tennessee
• Veterans of the Kingdom of Norway "Shoulder To Shoulder" with their American allies

World War II
• Salute to the Greatest Generation brought to you by Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
• Ceremonial Honor Guard featuring flags of the allied nations carried by the Civil Air Patrol - Fredericksburg
• Band: Hoke County High School Band - North Carolina
• Honorary Marshals for World War II - Pearl Harbor Survivors - Veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 70 years ago. Float made possible with support from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care - Four Star Sponsor.
• Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive
• Band: John F. Kennedy High School Band - Iowa
• President Franklin D. Roosevelt
• Navy Club of the USA - Ship 166, Replica PT Boat
• 99th Infantry Division Veterans of WWII
• Band: Marathon Red Raider Marching Band - Wisconsin
• Military Officers Association of America
• 82nd Airborne Division Association - DC Chapter
• French War Veterans
• Band: San Clemente Triton Marching Alliance - California
• Japanese American Veterans Association
• The Tuskegee Airmen
• "Swing Shift" performing music of the WWII era
• Band: Kecoughtan Warrior Band - Virginia
• Veterans of Underage Military Service
• Republic of China Veterans Association of Greater Washington, DC

The Korean War
Salute to those who fought in the "Forgotten Victory" brought to you by the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee
• Honorary Marshal for the Korean War - Buzz Aldrin, USAF
• Lt Gen William Earl Brown & Lt Gen Arnold Braswell - United States Air Force - Retired
• A tribute to the "Forgotten Victory" float featuring veterans of the 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), the only all-black ranger unit in U.S. Army history. Made possible with support from the Dept. of Defense
• 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee
• Band: Wilmot Union High School Band - Wisconsin

The Vietnam War
• Rolling Thunder - Chapter 1 - Maryland
• 101st Airborne Division Association
• Beirut Veterans Of America
• Band: Warren G. Harding High School Band - Ohio
• A commemoration of the Ronald Reagan centennial - a float tribute to President Reagan on the Gipper's 100th birthday. Made possible with support from the Heritage Foundation.
• National Association of Black Military Women
• Thank You to the Washington Examiner - The Official Print Partner of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade
• Washington Hospital Center Color Guard

The Gulf War
• Honorary Marshal of the Gulf War - Rear Admiral Tom Marfiak, USN Ret.
• 20th Anniversary of the Gulf War Tribute Float - "Kuwait Remembers" - Made possible with support from the State Of Kuwait
• Band: Ritenour High School Band - Missouri
• Washington Area Trail Riders
• Band: A-C Central Marching Band - Illinois

Afghanistan & Iraq
• A tribute to today's generation of service members featuring a musical performance by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan with representatives from Adopt-A-Platoon made possible with support from Fund Raising Strategies
• Band: Valley Forge Military Academy
• Grand Finale - A special salute to our active duty armed forces in honor of their fallen comrades. Uniformed Troops, including those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. United States Marine Corps Color Guard. Troops from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.
• Thank You To Hewlett-Packard - Three-Star Sponsor - Honor The Sacrifice
• Band: Aberdeen Central High School Band - South Dakota
• Thank You To The Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill - Official Sponsor of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade's Television Production

Tomorrow's Leaders
• Paint Branch High School JROTC
• US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
• New Jersey National Guard Youth Challenge
• Band: St. Catharine's Military Academy - California
• Thank You To USO Metropolitan Washington "Serving Those Who Serve, And Their Families" featuring the USO Metro Mobile Canteen
• Band: Warren Mott Marauder Music Machine - Michigan
• Thank You To Boeing, Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade, and all of the parade's generous sponsors for their support

For additional information, visit Marching bands interested to participate in future years can view the National Memorial Day Parade information on

Source material courtesy of the American Veterans Center.

Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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