WASHINGTON, DC — The 2012 National Memorial Day Parade Presented by Boeing will include the very first special public tribute in the nation’s capital to the Iraq War generation. All Iraq veterans and active duty military are encouraged to participate in honor the sacrifices of their fallen comrades. The Parade will take place at 2 p.m. May 28 on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.
“As a Vietnam veteran myself, I saw first-hand the way my comrades were treated, and my reaction was, ‘never again.’ The veterans of the Iraq war deserve an expression of gratitude from the American people. I ask that ALL veterans and active duty troops of the war come to our Nation’s Capital to join us in honoring their sacrifice, and the sacrifice of the thousands who have been killed and wounded while in service to our country. ”