Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International  |  May 23, 2003 at 3:33 PM
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TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CITY OF ROCKVILLE presents Hometown Holiday Celebration.

AGENDA: Highlights:

At 9 a.m. - The Rockville Concert Band and Rockville Community Chorus will perform a musical tribute to America, leading into the wreath-laying at 9:30, a 21-gun salute and presentation of colors.

At 10:30 a.m., - The 59th Memorial Day Parade, "A Tribute To American Heroes," begins at Martins Lane and North Washington Street -- with drill teams, marching bands, community groups and military units.

Carnival rides and games remain open until 5 p.m.

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: North Washington Street and Middle Lane

Rockville, MD

CONTACT: 240-314-5022

TIME: 11 a.m.


AGENDA: Highlights:

11 p.m. - Presidential Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns

2:30 p.m. - The exhibit of Native American women in service will open. 703-553-1155

5 p.m. – Women in Military Service for America Memorial (at the gateway to Arlington Cemetery):

The ceremony will include formal military honors, remarks by women serving in the military and personal tributes to departed comrades.

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 202-685-2851

WEB ADDRESS: mdw.army.mil

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL DAY wreath-laying ceremony.

AGENDA: Highlight:

1 p.m. - U.S. Navy Band Memorial Concert, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 123, Washington, DC

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: U.S. Navy Memorial, Pennsylvania Ave. NW at 9TH Street, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-737-2300.

WEB ADDRESS: lonesailor.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL annual tribute to those who served and died in Vietnam. The ceremony features a presentation of colors, wreath-layings by patriotic organizations, remarks by special guests and the song "More Than a Name on the Wall" sung by Jimmy Fortune.

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 23RD and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-619-7400

WEB ADDRESS: vvmf.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: MEMORIAL DAY JAZZ FESTIVAL including Vanniece Johnson of WJZW will emcee the festival, with performances by the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, Yvonne Johnson, Doc Dikeman, Al Williams and the Village Jazz Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, but picnics are welcome. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA, In case of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the T.C. Williams High School Auditorium, 3330 King St., Alexandria.

CONTACT: 703-883-4686, 703-838-4844

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NO GREATER LOVE presents a 'National Moment of Remembrance': Americans Will Pause in an Act of Remembrance and Unity.

AGENDA: The commemorations also will include a moment of silence at 3 p.m. The Memorial Day tradition began with recognition of the war dead after the Civil War, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. In 1959, Congress proclaimed the day be set aside as a day of prayer for permanent peace in recognition of those Americans who died in service to their country. Memorial Day was observed on May 30 until 1971, when Congress decreed that it be observed annually on the last Monday in May.

DATE: May 26, 2003

CONTACT: Catherine Harrison, 202-783-4665

WEB ADDRESS: ngl.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Karan Casey with Niall and Cillian Vallely celebrating the music of Northern Ireland with Uilleann pipes, Eithne fiddle, and concertina.

DATE: May 26, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-337-4572

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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