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D.C. Honors Veterans In Memorial Day Parade

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This year's parade will feature a special tribute to the veterans served and sacrificed in Iraq, and parade organizers say all veterans of the war in Iraq are invited to participate.

The parade will also include a commemoration of the start of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, as well as continuing commemorations of the 70th and 60th anniversaries of World War II and the Korean War.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon and will step off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street.

The parade will include nearly 200 elements, including marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, and parade floats.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Race, Justice And Finding A Voice In Local D.C.

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Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

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