Memorial Day Parade With a Pride of Lions

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The Lions Clubs float will proudly display Lions theme for this year, "New Mountains to Climb", alongside will be marching Lions. Riding Proudly on the Float will be Lions Veterans who can be identified by their red, white and blue sashes and Guest Celebrity the Current “Miss America”

Lions March to honor Veterans

The goal of Lions Clubs International is to reach out to veterans and offer them the opportunity to become part of our organization and give back to their communities

Lions Clubs from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia will march down Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC on May 29th at this year’s National Memorial Day Parade. Local Lions Club Banners will denote the name of the club, which will also denote the community which they serve.

Lions were established in 1917, and will be celebrating the Centennial this year. The float will proudly display the new Centennial Logo.

Lions collect and recycle eyeglasses and distribute them to people in need all over the world, and would like to encourage everyone to recycle used eyeglasses. There will be a Lions Club Vehicle on 7th Street near Constitution Avenue where used eyeglasses may be dropped off. Eyeglass recycle boxes are found in many locations. Contact local Lions Clubs for exact locations.

The goal of Lions Clubs International is to reach out to veterans and offer them the opportunity to become part of our organization and give back to their communities. “Additionally Lions will be paying special tribute to and honoring all Veterans and particularly those heroes who made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives for their country.”

Many of the Lions in the parade are veterans who have served their country honorably and are today still committed to serving their communities through volunteerism, service and education especially for sight and hearing issues. Lions veterans can be identified by the Red, White and Blue Patriotic Sashes they will be wearing.

The Lions Clubs float will proudly display the Lions theme for this year, "New Mountains to Climb" alongside the marching Lions. On the float will be Past International President Al Brandel and Past International President Sid Scruggs along with Lions Leaders and distinguished veteran Lions who continue to serve their communities in many ways. The Guest Celebrity on the Float this year is scheduled to be the current “Miss America”.

Please show support for the Lions veterans by cheering them on at this year’s National Memorial Day Parade and don’t forget to recycle used eyeglasses.

Check out last years’ parade on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6KJDZAf7VU Lions show up at about minute 40.

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Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 210 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

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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