National Memorial Day Parade Kicks Off in Washington, D.C
Peter Doocy reports
- Duration 2:20
- Date May 30, 2011
Peter Doocy reports
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The national Memorial Day greatest kicking off in our nation's capital live pictures for you of the event that celebrates all of those who have served in uniform.
From the American revolution two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the reducing -- -- live at the parade grounds Peter.
-- -- Hey are felt.
So what's it looking like like -- there's just getting started so lots of.
People it's great -- yet.
There are lots of people we think there's going to be tens of thousands maybe hundreds of thousands of people here is really cool because.
It is Memorial Day there's a huge American flag especially to big team that our whole shot right now but that theme of this whole entire event if they're trying to make the entire parade route -- Moving timeline of American military history from the American revolution as you -- up to the current campaigns in Iraq.
And Afghanistan so way to they're gonna do that is beginning and there's a lot of music there's a lot of service members here as well as veterans active reserve members.
There are veterans and their family members and real actors and they all know something different -- -- try to get together and fifteenth everybody -- lighting this great.
About the different campaigns -- moving timeline of American history -- US Marine Corps band from Quantico Virginia.
I've lot of celebrities here -- well we ran into.
If Americans read this can't have any grand -- -- -- -- act of war and made them look bad talent.
-- Miss America I have the opportunity to represent the country that they're fighting more than they're protecting and that they're giving their lives more.
And so I can't thank all of them and not -- we should all remember our service members every night.
There's a draft going on and no one's no one making these people do this and it's that it's impressive to me to walk around and I am involved with a number of veterans organizations and two.
To see how they are willing to put their lives on hold and put their lives in danger.
While we can goof off and you know they -- our iphones.
It's it's pretty impressive.
And some of the big highlight that we're looking forward to and operate in the next couple hours.
Very special tributes to would be September 11 attacks as -- first responders here -- the agreement sight of the fact.
As well as there's going to be some -- here from the US has Arlington which is going to be a -- decommissioned navy ship it's an honor.
Those that died in the -- I'm not far away in Arlington Virginia our -- -- -- -- --