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Monday, May 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 33rd Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival was enjoyed by over 10,000 residents and visitors. A 3K Don Beyer Volvo Fun Run, Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade highlighted the event. Parade winners included:
Marching Band (Professional) - John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums
Marching Band (High School) - Marshall High School "Marching Statesmen"
Antique/Classic Vehicle - Fairfax VA Chapter - Harley Owners Club
Emergency/Fire Vehicle - Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department
Marching/Walking Group - Kena Shriners
Float - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Youth Group - Alma Boliviana
Military - South Lakes High School Army JROTC
Judges Choice - Washington Scottish Pipe Band
For over 30 years, the city has hosted an annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade on Memorial Day. Watch the 2014 parade below!
Festivities include a Veterans ceremony at the Falls Church Veterans Memorial, a Don Beyer 3K Fun Run, contests, and a lively parade down Park Avenue. There is something for everyone throughout the day:
Arts and Crafts Booths
Civic and Business Booths
History of the Memorial Day Parade
The very first Memorial Day Parade was in 1951. However, the gas crisis caused the City Council to cancel the parade in 1981 (but the festival went on!). Happily, the parade was back in 1982, and the organizers decided to name it the First Annual Parade and Festival. The city has consistently celebrated Memorial Day with a Parade since 1982!
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