Thursday, May 25, 2023

Get Out! Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day and the Grand Marshals Are Apollo Astronauts

by Peggy Robin

The National Memorial Day Parade is on Monday, May 29 from 1:00 - 4:45 PM

Location: Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 17th Streets

Details of Parade Route: 
  • Starting at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue 
  • Proceeding north on 7th Street to Constitution Avenue NW
  • West on Constitution to 17th Street NW
  • Disbanding on Virginia Avenue and 18th Streets

The Grand Marshals of the 2023 parade are ‘The Legends of Apollo’ – Russell ‘Rusty’ Schweickart (lunar module pilot on Apollo 9), Charlie Duke (lunar module pilot on Apollo 16), and Harrison ‘Jack’ Schmitt (lunar module pilot on Apollo 17) – heroes from NASA’s famed Apollo program 50 years ago and among the first men to walk on the moon. This comes as NASA prepares the next generation of moonwalkers through the forthcoming  Artemis program.

For more details, visit:

To watch from home (via YouTube): WATCH THE PARADE


The "Get Out" event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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