MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Parades, Tributes to Honor War Dead

A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry placed flags at each tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, an annual pre-Memorial Day ritual known as Flags In.
A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry placed flags at each tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, an annual pre-Memorial Day ritual known as Flags In. (By Melina Mara -- The Washington Post)
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Today

· ROLLING THUNDER PROCESSION Thousands of motorcyclists will assemble at the Pentagon parking lot and depart at noon for the District. A ceremony and musical tributes will begin at 1 p.m. at the Reflecting Pool across from the Lincoln Memorial.

· NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Sponsored by the National Park Service and PBS, and featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and musical guests. 8 p.m. West Lawn of the Capitol.

· CONCERT AT WOLF TRAP The performing arts park will hold a free performance at 8 p.m. by the U.S. Marine Band. Fireworks will follow. Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna.

· MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT A historical tribute through song by the National Men's Chorus with organist Paul Skevington, the U.S. Army Chorus and the U.S. Army Brass Quintet. 5 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 202-224-7191 or http://www.nationalmenschorus.org.

· MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will dedicate a historical marker in a noon celebration at the church's original location, 13614 Coppermine Rd., Herndon.

Tomorrow

· NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Marching bands and veterans units from across the country will begin the parade at 2 p.m. at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue.


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