Miss America Betty Cantrell will travel to our nation’s capital on Monday, May 30th to perform in the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade hosted by the American Veterans Center. The American Veterans Center in Washington, D.C. inaugurated the National Memorial Day Parade in 2005. Since then, the parade has grown into the largest Memorial Day event in the nation, with several hundred thousand spectators and a national television broadcast on REELZ Channel, along with coverage to our troops serving around the world on American Forces Network. It will be televised in Washington, D.C. on News Channel 8, and streamed live on Military.com.
The Parade will include floats, high school marching bands, veterans, service members, local celebrities, service organizations, clubs and much more. It is a family-­friendly spectacular aimed to call attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day.
The Miss America Organization wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

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