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May 27, 2007|By [ALLIE SEMENZA]

Honor veterans and fallen heroes at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington tomorrow. Presented by the American Veterans Center, the parade celebrates all those who have served in wars from the American Revolution through the current conflict in Iraq, while also seeking to educate people about the meaning of the holiday.

The parade will feature veterans, active-duty personnel, military vehicles, marching bands and floats, as well as a U.S. Air Force flyover. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, the parade will feature appearances by the Doolittle Raiders, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Flying Tigers. Other guests will include Frank Buckles, who is one of only three living World War I veterans, actor and veterans' activist Gary Sinise (above, in last year's parade), seven recipients of the Medal of Honor and veterans of the "Band of Brothers," among others.

The parade begins at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street Northwest, and will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Call 703-302-1012, ext. 227, or go to

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