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Road Closures During WWII Memorial Dedication

May 27, 2004

Road Closures During WWII Memorial Dedication
May 27, 2004 – The National World War II monument will be dedicated this Memorial Day weekend. Hence, there will be multiple street closures around the National Mall area. NTA will post these closures as we become aware of them. Please e-mail if you are aware of any additional information.

SUNDAY, MAY 30: The Rolling Thunder motorcycle parade will take place most of the day. Constitution Ave. will be CLOSED from 3rd to 23rd streets, NW from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect MAJOR traffic delays throughout the downtown area all day. METRO is the way to go.

MONDAY, MAY 31: the D.C. WWII Veterans parade will take place from 8 – 11 a.m. This means that Independence Ave. will be CLOSED between 3rd and 12th streets, SW.

* This information was provided by the Smithsonian Institution:

The memorial, honoring the 16 million veterans and more than 400,000 members of the armed forces who died in World War II, will be dedicated on May 29, just prior to Memorial Day. The memorial also honors those supporting the war effort here at home.

The dedication ceremony is part of the Memorial Day weekend celebrations taking place in Washington D.C., May 27-30. Other events include a summer-long program of 80 World War-II themed performances, exhibitions and tours titled "American Celebrates the Greatest Generation", including Norma Rockwell’s "Four Freedoms" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Associated Press World War II photos at Union Station.

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