Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tamron Hall, the Largest Memorial Day Parade in America
Lives on in this Nationally Televised Special

WASHINGTON, D.C.​ — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade has unfortunately been cancelled. However, the spirit of the parade will live on in a very special original television program,​ The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall​, which airs to our military personnel worldwide on American Forces Network and on local CBS, FOX, NBC, and ABC affiliate stations across the country from Memorial Day (May 25, 2020) through the July 4th Holiday.

Hosted by ​Anthony Anderson​ and ​Tamron Hall​, the show will feature memorable moments from parades past, with original introductions from ​Matthew McConaughey, Howie Mandel, Gary Sinise, Marcia Gay Harden, David Boreanaz, Dean Cain, Henry Winkler, Tom Bergeron, Jeffrey Wright, Bear Grylls, Chase Stokes ​and many more, along with a special introduction from the ​20t​h ​Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley. Additionally, the show features original musical performances from ​Kristin Chenoweth, Clint Black ​and musical groups from the ​United States Army, Navy, ​and​ Air Force.

“We are honored to play a small role in keeping the spirit of the Memorial Day holiday alive during this incredibly challenging year,” ​said Tim Holbert, Senior Vice President of American Veterans Center and Producer of ​America Stands Tall.​ ​“And just as we salute the sacrifice of our uniformed men and women of previous generations, we applaud the current sacrifices being made by our nurses, doctors, grocery and pharmacy workers, and truckers, who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. We hope the National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall broadcast will serve as a reminder of America’s resolve during difficult times and we are excited to return to the parade on Memorial Day, 2021.”

The 2020 ​National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall ​will air on American Forces Network on Monday, May 25, at 2PM EST, and on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliate stations nationwide. Click here to see the full list of broadcast times and channels: ​​.

The American Veterans Center re-introduced the tradition of a Memorial Day parade along Constitution Avenue in 2005, decades after it had faded away during the Second World War. It has since grown into the largest Memorial Day commemoration in the country. This will be the first Memorial Day in 15 years without this iconic parade, but American Veterans Center plans to revive the tradition once more on Memorial Day, 2021.


The American Veterans Center (AVC) and its subsidiary, the World War II Veterans Committee, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to guarding the legacy and honoring the sacrifice of our military personnel from every generation. The National Memorial Day Parade is held annually in Washington D.C. For more information, visit