Spend Memorial Day Weekend in DC This Year

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May.

Enjoy an incredible Memorial Day experience this year in Washington, DC. Many of the memorials and monuments honor the personnel who lost their lives while serving the United States. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 29th, 2023) along with the days before and after, people can visit various sites to celebrate and honor the holiday. There is still time to plan your trip to the Capitol and other classic DC sites, and adding a tour to your list will make for a memorable and enlightening experience. Here are some activities to do and places to visit.

Attend the National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade presented by Boeing is returning LIVE to Constitution Avenue this Memorial Day, May 29, at 2:00 PM ET!

Attend the parade live, in person, or watch on television around the country, as the story of American sacrifice is shared from Washington, DC and beyond. Then, stay tuned for a special Independence Day television companion: Our Sacred Honor: An American Salute. Airing on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW stations nationwide, the National Memorial Day Parade and Our Sacred Honor commemorate the shared values of service and sacrifice that have brought us together throughout our history.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a grand tribute to the brave men and women who fight for the security of the United States. The annual parade features magnificent musical performances as well as appearances from prominent public service, entertainment, and sports figures. Read more about the annual event here.

Watch the National Memorial Day Concert

On Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET, incredible musicians will be performing on stage in front of the Capitol. Performers include the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, Yolanda Adams, as well as many others. Tune into the live stream or check your local listings on PBS’s Memorial Day Concert webpage. Make sure to tune into the multi-award winning television event this weekend! Read more about 2023 performers, Memorial Day history, featured stories, and watch the 2023 National Memorial Day Concert Preview here.

Pay Respects to the Brave People Who Lost Their Lives for Our Country

DC has many memorials honoring those who lost their lives in past wars. For the full magnificent and emotional experience this Memorial Day weekend in DC, be sure to visit the memorials:

There is no better way to commemorate these courageous people than by visiting the memorials in the area.

Take a Tour of the Monuments and Memorials

Our nation’s capital is home to many great landmarks and memorials. If you’re looking for a stress free way to visit the many spectacular sites, we’d love to accommodate you with our narrated tour down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol and through the heart of the National Mall where you can see various monumental landmarks, memorials, and other sites that show the interesting details of the nation’s capital. Book your tour this Memorial Day weekend!

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