Memorial Day Weekend in Photos

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country as veterans and active military alike gather at our prominent national monuments to lay commemorative wreaths and play taps for the fallen. The Memorial Day weekend also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season.

The National Memorial Day Parade along Constitution Avenue included marching bands and veterans units from all 50 states and every branch of service.

The National Memorial Day Concert of the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol featured actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise as well as other guest artists, along with the National Symphony Orchestra. The legendary ’60s rock band The Beach Boys headlined this year’s concert.

The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, featuring hundreds of thousands of riders and now in its 29th year, sounded out its annual demonstration seeking to improve veteran benefits and resolve POW/MIA issues. This year’s rally also featured a full-throated visit from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

View our photos from an eventful Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, D.C., by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet.)


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