National Memorial Day Parade with a Pride of Lions Clubs

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Over 200 Lions to march and collect 500 used glasses for recycling to disadvantaged.

Sea of purple Lions Clubs banners line Constitution Ave.

Through volunteerism, service and education on vision and hearing issues, Lions reach out to the public on how the Lions can help others.

Lions Clubs from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia will honoring World War II veterans and march in the 2010 National Memorial Day parade on May 31, 2:00pm in Washington DC.

While marching in the parade, Lions will collect used eyeglasses to recycle and donate to those in need. There will also be vehicles located at 7th & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington DC to collect eyeglasses.

“It is our goal to collect 500 eyeglasses at this year’s parade,” stated Lion’s District 24-A Governor Tony Reyes. “Additionally, we will be honoring World War II veterans who are Lions. The honorees will ride on a Lions Clubs float and will be wearing special caps to identify their veteran status.”

“Our many veteran Lions have served our country honorably and are today still committed to serving their communities. Through volunteerism, service and education on vision and hearing issues, Lions reach out to the public on how the Lions can help others,” Reyes continued.

“These Lions have proved themselves heroes for over half a century. Their dedication and civic mindedness is truly awe inspiring,” said Reyes.

Please show your support for our veterans by cheering them on down Constitution Avenue at this year’s Memorial Day parade. Don’t forget to bring your used glasses to be recycled!

About the Lions Clubs
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions are a group of men and women who aim to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. Since 1917, LIONS clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about LIONS Clubs International, visit http://www.lionsclubs.org.

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