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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Nominate the Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade

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Do you know someone who has made exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained, or unique contributions to the City of Falls Church? Nominate them to be the Grand Marshal of the 41st Annual Memorial Day Parade, which will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023.
The Grand Marshal will preside over the parade in a special vehicle and be profiled by the City government and local media.
Nominations should be submitted to Scarlett Williams in the Recreation and Parks Department at by March 3. Nominators should send the nominee’s name and describe why that person deserves the honor of Grand Marshal. 
 Past honorees include Chet De Long (2022), Lindy Hockenberry (2021), Rob Donovan (2019), Midge Wang (2018), Barb Cram (2017), Kathy Halayko (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). Previous Grand Marshals are not eligible.
Businesses, organizations, and vendors interested in sponsoring or setting up a booth at the Memorial Day Parade and Festival can find more information online or contact Scarlett Williams at
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