Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan honored United States military and Heroes at Home by attending the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
The Ninth Annual National Memorial Day Parade wass Monday, May 27th at 2:00 PM along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets.
Founded and organized by the American Veteran Center, the parade featured marching bands, musical performances, and thousands of veterans and active duty personnel who marched in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Along with Miss America, the parade featured Grand Marshal, Washington Redskin’s quarterback Robert Griffin III, along with his parents. Joining them in honoring our military were U.S. Army wounded warrior and the winner of Dancing with the Stars J.R. Martinez, Honorary Marshals actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, country music superstar Trace Adkins and Platinum recording artist & American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.
The National Memorial Day Parade was televised live on NewsChannel 8, on affiliates throughout the country, and around the world on The Pentagon Channel, along with live-streaming on the parade’s website at www.nationalmemorialdayparade.com.
In addition, tens of thousands ‘marched’ online via the Virtual Boots on the Ground at www.virtualbootsontheground.com. The parade is made possible with support from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Wells Fargo, and many other generous sponsors.
Please keep our brave men and women who are serving and have served in the U.S. military in your thoughts and prayers. We are proud to honor these great American Heroes! We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.
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