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“Help The Marines Serenade Their Commandant”

U.S. Marines Sunset Parade
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Help The Marines Serenade Their Commandant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Friday night's at the Marine Barrack's a few blocks east of the Capitol brings the evening parade. The Marine Corps Band and Drill team serenade the Commandant (or at least his house when he's not there Reminiscent of the British Raj, It is a stunning show. You will be moved at the pageantry and amazed at the precision, especially of the Silent Drill Team. You will need to get tickets in advance.

Visited June 2012
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“Just GO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

This will take your breath away. Don't miss it and go with the idea you're going to arrive early and stay til the end. Unparalleled.

Visited August 2012
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“Semper Fi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have visited DC before but this time I got to see this Parade. It was great! These men and women of the United States Marines based in DC are wonderful. From the Marines standing assisting with crowd control to the music, drills and precision of the Corp was magnificent! I say try to see the parade when it happens while you are in the area. It is on Tuesdays this summer.

Visited July 2012
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“One of the most inspiring and memorable DC experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

If you are in DC on a Friday night, be sure to attend the sunset parade at the Marine Barracks in DC. Moving, inspiring, beautiful and awesome display of military skill and dedication.

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“second time seeing it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Second time seeing it and was even better than the first time.

great dedication to duty!!!!!

fanatstic to see the bands and the marching and the rifle drill team

best to set in the bleachers facing the field!!, and if you are by yourself or one other, and they give you a south seat, just non chalantly walk to where the seat face the field, just do not set in the middle section kind of VIP!!!

you can catch the metro to esatern station and about a block and half walk.

there are some small resaturants if you go early, to eat at


go online and request tickets ahead of time, as soon as you know you are going, they are free

they provide water to drink

Visited July 2012
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