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Memorial Day Parades 2021: events, where, dates, times...

Get familiar with the main parade celebrations of the three-day National holiday dedicated to honoring the U.S. Army Force serving women and men.

Memorial Day Parades 2021: events, where, dates, times...

After the pandemic struck in 2020, the cancellation of the Memorial day celebration was inevitable. 2021 has come, and the improved vaccine distribution stunned a new breath of life in American society. With the enhanced health situation in the U.S., the parades are coming back so the people again can have a chance to honor the women and men who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Apart from numerous local parades that will take place over Memorial Day weekend, two main celebrations are planned in Washington D.C.a and New York.

Washington D.C. - National Memorial Day Parade

National Memorial Day Parade will make its return on Monday, May 31. The three-hour event will start at 5 p.m. EST, according to the American Veterans Center.

The parade will pass alongside the National Mall on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets in a magnificent salute to America’s Veterans and in honor of those who died in defense of our country. The parade consists of select marching bands and veteran units from each of the 50 states.

Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan - New York City’s Memorial Day Parades

The City honors its fallen heroes with parades all over the five boroughs. The Little Neck Douglaston parade in Queens is reputedly the largest. You can also follow Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade (152 years old and counting), which begins at 78th Street and Third Avenue. If in Manhattan, head uptown for a smaller parade in Inwood, which starts at Dyckman Street and Broadway.

All the NYC parades are planned to start at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 31.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says parades are a safe activity only for vaccinated people for COVID-19. Furthermore, the health agency still recommends people wear face masks and social distance at large gatherings.