National Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade March

The American Veterans Center has announced the return of the 2021 National Memorial Day Parade.

After the parade was paused due to the pandemic in 2020, it returns to its home on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2021. This year’s parade will be filmed and broadcast only, but organizers look forward to welcoming spectators back for the 2022 parade.

The parade will be a made-for-television event, airing on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations nationwide and to military personnel worldwide on American Forces Network. Joining the parade participants of military personnel, veterans, historical re-enactors, and marching bands will be celebrity supporters of our military and musical performers.

The television special will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, with appearances by Kathy Bates; Matthew Broderick; President George W. Bush; Chef Robert Irvine; Earvin “Magic” Johnson; Howie Mandel; Joe Mantegna; Joel McHale; Dennis Quaid; Bob Saget; Gary Sinise; Sage Steele; and Michael Strahan. Musical performances include Lee Brice; Jewel; Jennifer Nettles; and Dennis Quaid along with the United States Air Force Band; the United States Navy Ceremonial Band; the U.S. Army Field Band; and many more.

For more information on the parade and where you can watch, visit

For additional information and real-time updates on the parade, follow American Veterans Center on social media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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