Memorial Day marked with local parade and festival

May 24, 2013 by  

The Memorial Day Parade and Festival is returning to Falls Church for the 31st year, and will offer plenty to do now that the long weekend is here.

The day will start off with the Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run, and will be followed by the music of Shenandoh Run. There will be an assortment of family friendly activities, such as pony riding, amusement rides, civic and community information booths, tours of Cherry Hill Farmhouse, free eye tests, and, of course, a Veterans Ceremony featuring keynote speaker WWII vet Terry Shima. The afternoon will finish off with a parade featuring veterans, community groups, government officials, marching bands, and local recreational organizations.

The parade and festival tends to draw people from all over the area, including nearby McLean. No doubt the organizers have already worked with local printing companies to advertise the day’s events, which might involve designing and printing a flyer to be distributed through the mail or as an insert in local newspapers.

The 31st annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will take place in the Falls Church City Hall parking lot on May 27 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For those who want to make their appearance later on in the day, the veterans’ ceremony will start at 11:00 am and the parade gets underway at 2:00 pm. For more information call the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department at 703-248-5178 or take a look at its website.