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RGIII will be an honorary grand marshal at Memorial Day parade

via @CAAfootball

Robert Griffin III does keep himself busy during the offseason, no? The latest news has RGIII as an honorary grand marshal for the National Memorial Day Parade, which runs along Constitution Avenue at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day afternoon.

From the press release:

Joining the parade as Grand Marshal will be U.S. Army veteran, actor, and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez. Joining the parade for the first time in 2013 will also be Honorary Grand Marshal and Grammy-nominated country superstar Trace Adkins, along with actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. The parade will also feature musical performances by “American Idol” winner and Paris Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan.

Additionally, the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade will feature Honorary Grand Marshals U.S. Army Veterans Robert Griffin Jr. and Jacqueline Griffin, along with their son Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, in a special salute to the sacrifices made by America’s military families.

When they show RGIII’s face, I’ll bet the online reaction will be greater than for, say, Joe Mantegna. Just one man’s opinion. See more about the parade here.

(Via Washington Business Journal)


Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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