City of Falls Church Updates

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Nominate a Memorial Day Grand Marshal

Memorial Day

The City's Recreation and Parks Department welcomes nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 37th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, held this year on Monday, May 28. Nominees should have made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained or unique contributions to the City of Falls Church. Nominations are due by Friday, March 2.

Past honorees include Barb Cram (2017), Kathy Hilayko (2016), Kathy and Barry Buschow (2015), Sergeant Steve Rau (2014), Janet Haines and Audrey Luthman (2013), Harry Shovlin (2012), Howard Herman (2011), Edna Frady (2010), Jessie Thackrey (2009), Pete Geren (2008), and John Gannon (2007). For the full list from the past 20 years, visit Previous grand marshals are not eligible for selection.

Suggestions should be submitted to Chris Madison in the Recreation and Parks Department at by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Nominators should send the nominee’s name and describe why that person deserves the honor of grand marshal. Nominations will be considered by the Recreation & Parks Advisory Board. The winner will be announced in March. For more information, call 703-248-5199.

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