MEMORIAL DAY 2008 WEEKEND EVENTS RECOMMENDED BY THE BRAMBLETON STAFFFriday, May 23, 2008
excerpt from Brambleton’s FRIDAY FLASH
MEMORIAL DAY HAPPENINGS
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band with Fireworks!– Sunday, May 25, at 8:00pm – Celebrate the start of the season at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts with a performance of concert band favorites followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Gates open at 7pm for House and Lawn. Fireworks viewing area opens following the performance at approximately 9:30pm. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:45pm. Check the website or more information.
National Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 26, beginning at 2pm – The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. The National Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons.
PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert – Sunday, May 25 at 8pm – PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, and Charles Durning, and other guest artists along with conductor Erich Kunzel and the National Symphony Orchestra