Grand Marshal

2024 Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal nominations are now open! Do you know someone who has made unique, distinguished, sustained, outstanding, or exceptional contributions to the City of Falls Church? Nominate them to be the 2024 Grand Marshal!

Nominators, please email events@fallschurchva.gov with your nominee's name and an explanation of why they deserve to be the Grand Marshal at the 2024 Memorial Day Parade!

Past Grand Marshals

  • 2009 - Jessie Thackrey
  • 2008 - Pete Geren
  • 2007 - John Gannon
  • 2006 - Roger Neighborgall
  • 2005 - Ken Burnett
  • 2004 - Mary Ellen Shaw
  • 2003 - Ed Strait
  • 2002 - Carol DeLong
  • 2001 - Nick Benton
  • 2000 - Robert Beach
  • 1999 - Louis Olom
  • 1998 - Walter Mess
  • 1997 - Major General Simokaitis