Washington, DC, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Pentagon Channel (TPC) is proud to broadcast the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade live from Washington, DC.
This annual tradition of remembrance for those who have died serving our country is an incredible tribute to this country’s brave service men and women.
“The National Memorial Day Parade really takes on extra special meaning this year for two reasons,” says Pentagon Channel General Manager Brian Natwick. “First, we’re celebrating America’s victory in the war on terrorism with the military’s heroic mission involving Osama bin Laden. And with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, this is a perfect time to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.”
The National Memorial Day Parade also will devote a special segment to remembering the heroes of that day. The parade will include a tribute to the Special Operations tactical teams that are currently leading the fight in Afghanistan, a commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation, and recognitions of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II and the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War.
Special guests will include musical performers, celebrity veterans and supporters of the military, including Pat Sajak, Gary Sinise, Buzz Aldrin, and Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan. School marching bands from across the country and military bands will provide patriotic music throughout the parade as they march through the streets of our nation's capital.
The National Memorial Day Parade, this country’s largest honoring our servicemembers, will air live on Monday, May 30 from 2-4 PM ET on The Pentagon Channel.
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