The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in partnership with the USPTO Military Association (UMA), will host a celebration of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day this Wednesday, May 21, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
The event will begin at 11:30 AM in Dulany Gardens with patriotic music by The Patenteers, a color guard display, and bagpipers and drummers, followed by a short parade (on foot) to Alexandria National Cemetery, where USPTO Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee, UMA President Joseph Hirl, and other dignitaries will make remarks at the cemetery. Participants will then have the opportunity to pay their respects to service members buried at the cemetery. This event is open to the public.
NOTE: Streets along the parade route will not be closed; however, the Alexandria Police Department will be on hand to momentarily stop vehicular traffic to allow parade-goers to cross at three intersections along the route, namely Dulany Street and Ballenger Avenue, John Carlyle Street and Ballenger Avenue, and Holland Lane and Ballenger Avenue.
If you would like further information regarding this event, please contact Jim Nowak of the USPTO at 571-272-6534.