Lena King served with the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during the Second World War. She was one of 855 women who made up the ‘Six-Triple-Eight’, the only battalion of all-African American women to deploy to Britain and France during World War II. For more stories of women military heroes, visit the AVC’s YouTube page.

 
 

HELP HONOR THE FALLEN The National Memorial Day parade is made possible through the generous donations of thousands of patriotic Americans like you. The parade is organized by the…

 
 

Steve Ritchie at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade We were honored to have Brigadier General R. Steve Ritchie and his wife Mariana Ritchie join us at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade.

 
 

Ken Burns and Lynn Novice at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade It was an honor to have filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick serve as Grand Marshals in the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade.

 
 

John Ondrasik at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade It was a pleasure to have John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting perform at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade.

 
 

Daughtry at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade We were honored to have Daughtry perform at the 2017 National Memorial Day Parade.

 
 

Miss America 2017 at the National Memorial Day Parade It is an honor to have Miss America participate in the National Memorial Day Parade each year. This year, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields joined us to help honor the true meaning of Memorial Day.