What to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

What to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC
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Experience Memorial Day in Washington, DC, where the city commemorates like no other. A blend of events, coupled with its renowned monuments, memorials, and museums, honors the commitment of our military and veterans. Below, our team at DCTrails, a charter bus company operating to and from Washington, DC, has curated a list of activities leading up to or on the day of this important holiday.

 

Rolling to Remember

 

Honor the pressing challenges veterans encounter daily as well as those missing in action and prisoners of war at the Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally. Rolling to Remember is on a mission to convey a powerful message to Congress and the American public about the urgent needs of veterans, particularly during a suicide crisis. Be sure to check the event website for the latest updates on schedules, registration details, and how you can join this year’s event.

 

The National Memorial Day Parade: Our Sacred Honor

 

Join us for The National Memorial Day Parade: Our Sacred Honor, a tribute to American sacrifice spanning from the Revolution to the present day. Experience history comes to life as you witness live historical re-enactors, veterans, and active-duty military personnel marching along Constitution Avenue. Be part of the musical performances and celebrity appearances in this atmosphere. While the in-person parade is ‘live’ in Washington, rest assured that it will also be recorded for a special television broadcast airing on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox stations across the nation.

 

National Mall Memorials

 

This Memorial Day Weekend, visit the National Mall where numerous opportunities await to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Take a moment to explore the National World War II Memorial and its iconic fountain. Pay your respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Volunteers provide papers for you to etch a name from the famous wall. Reflect upon the stoic visages of the nineteen servicemen immortalized in the Field of Service at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Lastly, a visit to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial offers a solemn and powerful reminder of the human toll of war.

 

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

 

Step into history at this renowned Washington, DC, museum located in Chinatown, once the residence of the legendary Clara Barton during and immediately after the Civil War. In 1996, plans to demolish the building were stopped when Richard Lyons, an employee of the General Services Administration, unearthed artifacts shedding light on its remarkable past. Take a guided tour of the preserved rooms where Clara Barton provided solace and assistance to families dealing with the loss of loved ones during this conflict.

 

Book a Bus to Washington, DC, for Memorial Day Weekend with DCTrails

 

If you are planning to visit Washington, DC, this Memorial Day Weekend, DCTrails has you covered with safe and reliable transportation services. From tours to charter buses for schools and universities, you can rely on our company to get you to and from Washington, DC.

 

For more information on bookings, reach out to our team today.

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