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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Parade 2017, Washington, D.C.

 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie

Washington, D.C. hosted the nation's largest Memorial Day Parade which featured hundreds of photos of our fallen troops carried by volunteers down Constitution Avenue. High school bands, most which seemed to come from Texas, played patriotic songs throughout the two-hour long march which found one band member from Sandy, Utah falling out, likely due to heat.
 We remember the faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/by Patricia Leslie
Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie

 Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Faces of our heroes and the fallen, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/by Patricia Leslie
 San Angelo, Texas Central High School Band, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 The riderless horse in the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 The riderless horse in the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Some veterans rode in splendid style in the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Ballou High School Majestic Knights Marching Band, Washington, D.C. Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Families of America's Fallen Heroes, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Families of America's Fallen Heroes, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia 
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 Bellevue High School Band, The Wolverines, Bellevue, WA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Whiteface High School Antelopes Marching Band, Whiteface, Texas, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Marble Falls High School, Marble Falls, Texas, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 No More Wars, Invest in Peace, Everywhere, USA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Chimacun High School Cowboy Marching Band, Chimacun, WA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Fifes and Drums, York Town, VA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Ramsey High School Big Blue Marching Band, Ramsey, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Ramsey High School Big Blue Marching Band, Ramsey, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Ramsey High School Big Blue Marching Band, Ramsey, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  National Society Sons of the American Revolution, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Alta High School Marching Band, Sandy, Utah, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
This poor lad may have been overcome by the heat, but nearby were band boosters from the Alta High School Marching Band in Sandy, Utah, to help him into a waiting van in the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Helping a Alta High School Marching Band member into a van and out of the heat in the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Junction City High School Blue Jay Marching Band, Junction City, KS, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Harrison High School Huskies, Harrison, NY, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  As usual, President Abraham Lincoln came without his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, for the Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Honoring America's Fallen Heroes, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29,2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 It's a wonder that Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans didn't try to boost these fellows, Sons of Confederate Veterans from Alexandria, VA and Maryland, out of the parade, but maybe he did. As they marched by, the people applauded. Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, VA and Maryland, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 The Renowned Sound of the Rhythmic Ravens Marching Band, Cane Ridge High School, Antioch, TN Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Goreville Marching Blackcats, Buncombe, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
You think it's a big elephant?  Try a big potato from Idaho!  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Time out for a slurpee, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Union High School Marching Bears, Big Stone Gap, VA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Union High School Marching Bears, Big Stone Gap, VA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
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  St. Joseph Ogden High School Marching Spartans, St. Joseph, IL,Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Altamont High School Marching Indians, Altamont, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  ROC Veterans Association in Washington, D.C., Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Spiro High School Marching Band, The Pride of Eastern Oklahoma, Spiro, OK, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 The Lions with Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, standing on the left in the blue dress, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Orange High Panther Band, Hillsborough, NC, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, Troop 176, Quantico MCB, VA Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Argo Community High School Marching Argonauts, Summit, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Seated is the oldest known WWII Pearl Harbor veteran, Ray Chavez, age 105, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Honoring Our Fallen Sons and Daughters Since 1928, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  The Pride of the Dakotas, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Marble Falls Junior-Senior High School Mustangs, Marble Falls, Texas,  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Dumont Huskies Marching Band, Dumont, NJ, "The Best Band in the Land!" Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 Marching Keenan High School Raider "Rubber" Band, Columbia, SC, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
   Marching Keenan High School Raider "Rubber" Band, Columbia, SC, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Valley Stream North High Spartan Band, Franklin Square, NY, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Korean War Veterans, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Central High School Big Blue Band of Pride, Burlington, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Central High School Big Blue Band of Pride, Burlington, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie 
  Cobden High School Marching Band Appleknockers, Cobden, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Gardner Area Marching Panthers Band, Gardner, IL, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Rolling Thunder (?), Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Sam Houston High School Marching Hurricanes, San Antonio, TX, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Jackson Liberty High School Lion Band, Jackson, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Jackson Liberty High School Lion Band, Jackson, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Jackson Liberty High School Lion Band, Jackson, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie 
  Desert Storm Troops, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Big Beaver Falls High School Tiger Band, Beaver Falls, PA, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  L.G. Pinkston High School Pride of the West Side Mighty Vikings Band, Dallas, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  Rockin' Redwings Band, Hoboken Public Schools, Hoboken, NJ, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Southern Boone County High School Marching Eagles, Ashland, MO, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  The Village School Viking Band, Houston, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie
 The Village School Marching Band, Houston, Memorial Day Parade, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2017/Photo by Patricia Leslie