The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fifteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade has unfortunately been cancelled. However, the spirit of the parade will live on in a very special original television program: The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall. Click here to learn how you can watch this special presentation.





The 2020 National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall will air on American Forces Network on Monday, May 25, at 2PM EST, and on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliate stations nationwide.

Click here to see the full list of broadcast times and channels!


The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall Hosted by

Anthony Anderson

Tamron Hall

With a Special Welcome From

General Mark A. Milley – 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


With Musical Performances By

Kristin Chenoweth

Clint Black

Trace Adkins


Five for Fighting

Justin Moore

And Special Introductions By

Tom Bergeron

David Boreanaz

Bear Grylls

Marcia Gay Harden

Howie Mandel

Lester Holt

Joe Mantegna

Matthew McConaughey

Gary Sinise

Chase Stokes

Henry Winkler

Jeffrey Wright

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


The National Memorial Day Parade was created to call attention to the true meaning of the holiday – honoring our fallen heroes.  Each year, throughout its television broadcast, the parade features personal stories of men and women who lost their lives in service to America – a reminder of the price of our freedom.