National Memorial Day Parade 2019 road closures

A float honoring the fallen heroes from the Revolutionary War to today is seen at the 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in D.C. (Monique Blyther/WTOP)
Thousands are expected to turn out for the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade on Monday — a tribute to the troops who have sacrificed since the American Revolution.

This year’s grand marshals and special celebrity guests include some of the heroes of D-Day, “Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna and celebrity chef Robert Irvine. There will also be musical performances by Justin Moore, Quaid & James, Kiefer Sutherland and The USO Show Troupe.

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. and goes along Constitution Avenue Northwest from 7th Street to 17th Street.

See below for the full list of road closures and a map:

Closed from from approximately 12 p.m. to 5 p.m Monday:

  • 14th Street between North Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Inbound I-395 (14th Street Bridge). All traffic will be sent eastbound on I-395 SW Freeway
  • 17th Street between New York Avenue NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • 19th Street between E Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Virginia Avenue NW between 24th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

And here is where emergency no-parking rules are in effect from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday:

  • 7th Street between Independence Avenue SW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW from 6th Street to 14th Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 14h Street, NW and 23rd Street NW
  • 9th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 10th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW
  • SE/SW Freeway-Access to 12th Street Tunnel from I-395 ramp

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WTOP’s Jennifer Ortiz contributed to this report.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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