This weekend is Memorial Day - the holiday to recognize those who have given their lives in service to our country. The weekend signals the beginning of summer activities and the start of many fun times. There are a number of ways to enjoy the holiday weekend, and honor fallen armed forces services members. The D.C. metro area is rife with events, festivities, parties, services, and special activities to engage all interests. This blog goes into some detail about what is happening in our area Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27.
In Prince William County, we look forward to cheering on the Band of Brothers, USMC motorcycle group as they begin their ride from the Marine Corps museum in Quantico. They will join up with thousands of other riders coming to D.C. for Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom”.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in our county and a great place to learn the history of the Corps. Quantico National Cemetery is the final resting place for many military veteran and is a good place to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It has 9 memorials to war heroes along a special pathway.
Quantico Fireworks Party on Monday starting at 9pm. Park along the Potomac River and listen to the rock band, The Stormin’ Norman Band as you watch an inspiring fireworks display.
If you are up for going into DC to check out the nation’s capitol on Memorial Day, be aware of Rolling Thunder referenced above. This is a large and dynamic group of motorcycle riders who come to DC from all over the country to honor POW’s and MIA veterans from the Vietnam War. Though it is a peaceful rally, their numbers are great and traffic is an almost certain factor. It begins at the Pentagon parking lot at 9am, Sunday morning, and they ride into and around DC.
The National Memorial Day concert is being held on Sunday starting at 8pm on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. If parades are to your liking, head to Constitution Ave. on Monday at 2pm. You may want to arrive early to get a good spot, as this is a very popular and crowded event.
Of course there are plenty of parks and pools in Manassas to enjoy time with family and friends this weekend. Please get in touch if you’d like more information about what’s happening in Manssas, homes in Manassas, and life in Manassas.