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Morning show weekend picks

By: Spencer
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 National Memorial Day Concert
You live in the best city in the country to celebrate Memorial Day.  Every year, the country puts on a huge, patriotic party.  This year it's on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.  Keep in mind you will
have to go through security, so get there early and bring sunscreen.  You can also bring blankets, chairs, and food since no food is being sold.  You'll get to see a ton of national acts like Sam Elliot, Patti LaBelle, Gavin Degraw, Alison Krauss, Dennis Haysbert, Jack Everly, National Symphony Orchestra, and of course all the different military bands and singers.   If you don't want to brave the crowds, you can also watch this program live on PBS. Click here for more information.

 Blanca - My pick is the Memorial Day Parade. It’s the nation’s largest Memorial Day event. The parade is in its 15th year and honors all members of the military, especially those who died while serving our country.This year’s grand marshals and celebrity guests include the heroes of D-Day, “Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna, celebrity chef Robert Irvine,  as well as actor Kiefer Sutherland.The parade begins at 2 p.m. and goes along Constitution Avenue, Northwest from 7th to 17th street. Click here for more info. 

 Spencer - My pick this weekend is Rolling Thunder.  Motorcycle riders from all over the country converge in DC, and this is the last one after 31 years. It started as an advocacy for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. Rolling Thunder will kick off at noon on Sunday, May 26, as bikes leave from the North Pentagon parking lot and ride their way through the Mall area. Riders will pay tribute to their fallen military service members at West Potomac Park after the ride. Click here for more info.