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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Nominate a Memorial Day Grand Marshal


The City's Recreation and Parks Department welcomes nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 38th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, held this year on Monday, May 27. Nominees should have made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained or unique contributions to the City of Falls Church. Nominations are due by Friday, March 1.

Past honorees include Midge Wang (2018), 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), and Jessie Thackrey (2009). For the full list from the past 20 years, visit Previous grand marshals are not eligible for selection.

Suggestions should be submitted to Scarlett Williams in the Recreation and Parks Department at by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1. 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 late March. For more information, call 703-248-5199.

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