- The Washington Times - Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day observed

SENATE

No Scheduled Events.

HOUSE

No Scheduled Events.

9 a.m. Wreath-laying ceremony at Air Force Memorial, with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. Contact: Pete Lindquist at 703/979-0674.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Falls Church hosts 27th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, including 9 a.m. Fun Run; 10:30 a.m. Pet and Owner Costume Contest; 11 a.m. Veterans Ceremony; and 2 p.m. parade, with Army Secretary Pete Geren. Falls Church City Hall grounds. Contact: Nicole Gobbo, 703/248-5210.

10 a.m. Wreath-laying at U.S. Navy Memorial. Participants include the Fleet Reserve Association and the US Navy Band and Sea Chanters. Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/380-0718 or 703/417-2700.

12:30 p.m. Navy band concert, US Navy Memorial. Contact: 202/380-0718 or 703/417-2700.

1 p.m. Navy wreath-laying, US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/380-0718 or 703/417-2700.

1 p.m. Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. With Gen. George W. Casey, Army Chief of Staff; Army Capt. David Moses, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” and Maj. Gen. Carla Hawley-Boland, commander at Walter Reed, others. Emcee: Jan Scruggs. Contact Lisa Gough, 202/393-0090, ext. 109.

2 p.m. National Memorial Day Parade. Starts at corner of Constitution Ave. and 7th Street NW, travels down Constitution Ave. anad ends at 17th St. Parade leaders will be World War II hero Private George Sakato and Medal of Honor recipients Robert L. Howard, John Baker Jr. and Thomas Hudner Jr. Honorary marshals include decorated WW II vet Mickey Rooney, as well as Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. Contact: Kristen Ward, 602/644-8496.

3 p.m. National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress in 2000. Contact: 202/783-4665.

4 p.m. Women’s Memorial, including special salute to the Navy Nurse Corps. At Women’s Memorial, located at gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155; 800/222-2294.

Compiled by the Associated Press and The Washington Times