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Memorial Day Action – Parade, Observance and Metro Closures

by Prince Of Petworth May 27, 2011 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

Photo by PoPville flickr user digital cure

From some emails:

UHOP Memorial Day Parade 2011

The annual United House of Prayer Memorial Day Parade will be Saturday, May 28, 2011 starting at 12 Noon. The parade is expected to conclude at 2:30pm.

The parade route is as follows:

Staging will be at 6th and M St NW
North on 6th St NW to S St NW
West on S St NW to 13th St NW
Turn on 13th St NW south
Around Logan Circle
To P St NW
East on P St NW to 7th St NW
South on 7th St NW
To M St NW
East on M St NW
Back to the Church at 6th and M St NW

UHOP encourages residents to participate in the last auxiliary in the parade and march back to the church.

11:00 a.m., Monday, May 30, at Logan Circle Park

The National Park Service, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC and the Logan Circle Community Association will sponsor a Memorial Day Observance, paying tribute to General John A. Logan, founder of Memorial Day and to honor the efforts of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the colored men and women troops during World War I and II.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 30, at Logan Circle Park, located at 13th Street and Logan Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public. Musical selections will be performed by renowned local vocalist, Alia Waheed of the National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C.

Serious Metrorail work – 4 stations closed:

Metro will conduct significant safety and reliability work on the Blue, Orange and Red lines over the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend (May 27 through 30) resulting in service changes for customers.

On the Blue and Orange lines, buses will replace trains between Federal Center SW and Minnesota Ave and Benning Road stations, and four stations—Capitol South, Eastern Market, Potomac Ave and Stadium-Armory—will be closed. The work will begin at 10 p.m., Friday, May 27, and continue through closing on Monday, May 30.

During this time, Metro will replace four track switches at Eastern Market station, replace 4,700 fasteners, make repairs to the aerial structure outside Stadium-Armory station, lay more than five miles of new communications cable to upgrade cell phone access and make repairs to 21 escalators and eight elevators at Eastern Market, Capitol South, Potomac Avenue and Stadium Armory stations.


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