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"Abraham LincolnHistorical Units
"General George Washington"http://mb_hilton@comcast.netHistorical UnitsGeorge Washington – first American president, commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and gentleman planter. These were the roles in which Washington exemplified character and leadership. Birth Date February 22, 1732 Birth Place Pope's Creek, Virginia Father Augustine Washington (1694-1743) Mother Mary Ball Washington (1708-1789) Brothers Samuel Washington (1734-1781) John Augustine Washington (1736-1787) Charles Washington (1738-1799) Half-Brothers Butler Washington (1716-1716) Lawrence Washington (1718-1752) Augustine Washington Jr. (1720-1762) Sisters Betty Washington Lewis (1733 - 1797) Mildred Washington (1737-1740) Half-Sisters Jane Washington (1722-1734) Formal Education None Religion Anglican/Episcopalian
"Martha Washingtonhttp://virginiagypsie@hughes.netHistorical Units
1921 Lincoln Touring CarAntique VehiclesThis Lincoln model was introduced in 1920 and was powered by a 357.8 cubic-inch V8 engine producing 90 horsepower, riding on a 130 inch wheelbase and weighing in at 2490 pounds. It was priced at $4,300. The large body features unique features such as a 'fat man' steering wheel that folds out of the way for ease of entry and a cigar lighter that extends from a reel to reach throughout the interior. All of the bright metal on the car is pewter, including the decorative headlight surrounds. This car is the oldest oldest Lincoln in the world. Henry Leland, a former manager at Cadillac and his son, Wilfred formed The Lincoln Motor Company in August of 1917. It was acquired by ford in 1922, but this 1921 Model prototype was manufactured while Leland was still at the helm. It was styled by Hermann A. Brunn, who was retained as the in-house designer to transform the somewhat unsuccessful early Lincoln models. As such it is the forerunner of the subsequent touring-bodied Lincolns of the early 1920s.
Adventure Park USAhttps://adventureparkusa.com/FloatsThis is the year for thrills and extreme fun at Adventure Park USA with its newest additions, Hologate Virtual Reality and the Sky Coaster. Three thrilling roller coasters will take your breath away with sharp turns and drops. Take a ride on the go karts or team up with your friends and battle it out playing West World Laser Tag. With unforgettable attractions, compassionate and committed staff members, convenient birthday party packages, company picnics, a day care, and a summer camp, there's something to fulfill the whole family's quest for adventure. We're open year round. See you soon. Let the Adventure Begin!
Alexandria Democratic Committeehttp://alexdems.orgCommunity & Fraternal Organizations
Alexandria Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernianshttp://www.aohalexandria.orgThe Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded in 1836 on the principles of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. The AOH was started in New York to help protect and support clergy, churches, and Irish immigrants. The Frank Herbert-Pat Cady Alexandria Division was established in 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The AOH honors President George Washington for supporting religious freedom by helping his former Aide-de-Camp during the Revolutionary War and Alexandria’s 8th Mayor, Colonel John Fitzgerald, establish St. Mary’s Catholic Church as the first permanent Catholic Parish in the Commonwealth Virginia.
Alexandria Fire Departmenthttps://www.alexandriava.gov/Fireoday, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of 10 stations protects nearly 16 square miles. Among the department's specialized teams are the Northern Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue, Marine Operations and the Special Operations Team. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. During EMS Week (May 21-27), the Alexandria Fire Department presented brief videos, featuring Alexandria's EMS providers explaining their roles and the special skills they possess to help make the Alexandria Fire Department's EMS system one of the best in the region. The year 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Alexandria Fire Department. From water buckets and horse drawn steamer engines to state-of-the art fire stations, equipment, apparatus, and technology, the Fire Department has enjoyed a storied history.
Alexandria Jaycees Foundationhttp://www.alexandriajayceesfoundation.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Alexandria Jaycees and Alexandria jaycees Foundation have been providing various civic, educational and charitable programs assisting under-privileged and under-represented persons in the Alexandria and Northern Virginia area for over 75 years while helping advance the quality of life for the residents of the community at-large. The Alexandria Jaycees Foundation is honored to participate in today's George Washington Birthday Parade.
Alexandria Little Leaguehttp://www.alexandirbaseball.comYouth GroupsAlexandria Little League is a non-profit organization. It is dedicated to using youth baseball as a vehicle to instill in the children of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well-adjusted stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens. Alexandria Baseball serves youth between the ages of 8 and 16. Alexandria Baseball is affiliated with Little League Baseball, Inc., the organization that hosts the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Our delegation includes the 2017 Intermediate Virginia Champions. This is the first Little League team from Alexandria City to become State Champions.
Alexandria Police Motorcycle EscortHonor Guards & Color GuardsLeading the Parade and setting the pace!
Alexandria Sheriff's Office /Honor Guardhttps://www.alexandriava.gov/sheriff/Honor Guards & Color GuardsDana Lawhorne is the elected Sheriff of the City of Alexandria. He will be accompanied by Sheriff's Office motorcycle units, and a Sheriff's Office SUV. The Honor Guard this year is a combined one, with the Alexandria Police Department, the Alexandria Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Fire Department. The Sheriff, the Police Chief, and the Fire Chief have begun a tradition of marching in parades together.
Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department Inc.http://www.alexandriava.govAlexandria Volunteer Fire Department founded in 1774 counts George Washington among its early members...the 30+ members of AVFD serve the citizens of the city along with the members of the Alexandria Fire Department in the areas of firefighting,emergency medical services,communications,canteen and administration.
American Heritage Girlshttp://americanheritagegirls.orgYouth Groups
American Legion Post 24http://www.valegionpost24.org/Community & Fraternal OrganizationsAlexandria American Legion Post 24 with Veteran Friends marching in honor of our First Commander-In-Chief with the personal standard of General George Washington's Headquarters and Flags of the American Revolution. Alexandria American Legion Post 24 saved Gadsby's Tavern from demolition after the First World War - and donated this historic building to the City of Alexandria in 1972. After this parade, Post 24 members invite all veterans to join them in their Legion Headquarters beneath Gadsby's Tavern at 400 Cameron St.
American Legion Riders, Post 176 (Springfield, VA)http://post176.org/
American Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org/dcThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. ​ The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that: -all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; -our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; -everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; -all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and -in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Armed Forces Color Guard
Ballyshaners, Inc.http://www.ballyshaners.orgThe Ballyshaners, Gaelic or “Old Townwrs”, are the organizers of Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our mission is to promote and preserve Irish Heritage and Culture. We also are pleased to showcase Alexandria.
Boy Scout Pack 135Youth Groups
Brownie Troop 4562http://gscnc.orgYouth GroupsBrownie Troop 4562 started in 2015 and consists of 2nd graders from Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy and MacArthur elementary schools. They have 15 Brownies who have been Girl Scouts for 3 years. The Brownies consistently give back to their community and currently are working on a water conservation project as well as participating in community service events such as The Blanket Project to make no-sew blankets for sick patients in hospitals.
Brownie Troop 6221Youth GroupsWe are one of the Brownie troops at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School.
Burke Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Color Guardhttp://www.burkecap.orgHonor Guards & Color GuardsCivil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Burke Composite Squadron was established in 1993 and is part of Virginia Wing's Group 3. Headquartered in West Springfield, Va. It is Commanded by Captain Saul Rosenburg and the cadet program is led by 1st Lieutenant Sarah Nutbrown, a former cadet in the squadron.
Caribbean Cruisers Car Clubhttp://www.caribbeanpoolsvc.comAntique VehiclesWe are a ten year old classic car club sponsored by Caribbean Pool Service. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm at The Caribbean Pool Service building on Duke Street. Our members vary from all walks of life and there cars do to. When we meet we talk about cars, network in business, and have fun being together.
Carriages of the Capitalhttp://www.carriagesofthecapital.com/Equestrian Units
Cherry Challenge Winnershttp://washingtonbirthday.com/cherry-challenge/Community & Fraternal OrganizationsThe George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Cherry Challenge where local restaurants produce their best cherry appetizer, cocktail, dessert and entrée. Diners chose the winners by voting for their favorite dishes via text messaging. ✓ = In the Parade Best Cocktail: Café 44 “Burning Down the Cherry Tree Cocktail” ✓ Best Appetizer: Aquaria Polanco “It’s a Taco by George” ✓ Best Entrée: Jackson 20 “Seared Long Island Duck Breast” Best Dessert: Dishes of India “Cherry Kul fee” Honorable Mentions: Evening Star and Virtue Feed and Grain for Best Cocktail River Bend Bistro and Café 44 for Best Entrée. “This year’s cherry challenge was very competitive and Alexandria’s restaurants really stepped-up with their plates to make for a very fun challenge,” said committee chairperson, Joe Shumard. “The cherry on top for our winners is that they are now invited to march in our George Washington Birthday parade this Monday.” This year’s contest was Alexandria 10th annual Cherry Challenge. The contest harkens back to the perhaps apocryphal story of the young George Washington responding to his father’s inquiry that “Yes, Father, I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down your cherry tree.” To participate in the Cherry Challenge, restaurants create menu items featuring cherries and offer them for purchase by their customers. This tasteful competition is one of the many activities offered by the Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, an all-volunteer group that produces Alexandria’s yearly George Washington birthday celebrations events that happen across the city, including the George Washington Birthday parade that takes place on Monday, February 19th. The parade dates back to 1800. “This year’s Cherry Challenge was made possible thanks to the support of Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty,” said committee member Kristen Eastlick. “We are very thankful to them for their vital support.”
Christ Churchhttp://www.historicchristchurch.orgChrist Church marches today in the George Washington Birthday Parade with a spirit of gratitude! We are thankful for our powerful history and for our bright future. We are thankful for the generosity of the congregation and partnerships in the community that allow the church to serve those in need in the City of Alexandria and those around with world via partnerships in Honduras, South Sudan, and Uganda. We are thankful for the individuals and families, in every decade of life, who have found a spiritual home at Christ Church. Come visit us on a Sunday for worship or during the week to volunteer or take a tour.
City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums (CAPD)http://www.capd-online.com/index.htmlCommunity or Adult Bands & CorpsPatterned after a traditional British military pipe band with over 15 active pipers and 5 drummers, the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums is under the musical direction and leadership of Pipe Major John G. Sprague and Drum Major Konstantin Gojnycz. The band has performed at the White House, foreign embassies, a gubernatorial inauguration, the President's Cup golf tournament, rock concerts, university commencement exercises, military ceremonial balls, and many other prestigious events
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Alexandria Officehttp://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/AlexandriaAntique VehiclesColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been proudly representing Alexandria and the greater DC area for decades. The country's Number 1 real estate company, Coldwell Banker continues to represent clients from all over the country, all around the globe and most importantly in your Alexandria neighborhood. The Alexandria office is a flagship office and has been the #1 office for CB in Virginia. With outstanding and experienced agents, we are proud to serve you and to celebrate our First President's birthday! Our cars will be a 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet, owned and driven by John Molino, and a 1964 Chevy Impala, owned and driven by Associate Broker for CB, Charles York
Cub Scout Pack 129https://www.pack129.us/Cub Scout Pack 129 is Alexandria's oldest continuously running Cub Scout Pack. It was founded 76 years ago by Westminster Presbyterian Church. Most of the more than 130 boys in the Pack go to George Mason or Charles Barrett grade schools. New this year Pack 129 introduced a monthly hiking program that allows the boys to earn hiking sticks and track their miles. In the first five months of the program more than 550 miles have already been hiked. Today's parade is their Pack hike for the month of February.
Cub Scout Pack 135Youth GroupsCub Scout Pack 135 is based in Rosemont and sponsored by the Maury Elementary School PTA. The Pack was founded over 50 years ago and consists of approximately 100 scouts between 1st and 5th grades. The scouts of Pack 135 are involved in a wide range of activities that promote friendship, personal growth and development, community service, and an appreciation and respect for the great outdoors. This year the scouts completed several community service projects, including clean-up of Four Mile Run and helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need through the Scouting for Food program.
Cub Scout Pack 1519http://www.cubscouts1519.org/
Cub Scout Pack 301http://www.pack301stmarys.comYouth GroupsSaint Mary Catholic Church - Pack 301 has been provide a Catholic Scouting program to the parish and surrounding community for the past 16 years. It is one of the largest Catholic BSA programs in the Diocese of Arlington with an average of 90 youth participating each year.
Cub Scout Pack 614http://pack614alexandria.scoutlander.comYouth GroupsCub Scout Pack 614 is sponsored by James K Polk ES - PTA and has been for more than 60 years -INSPIRING SCOUTS FROM BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC, JAMES K. POLK AND SAMUEL W. TUCKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS..."TO DO THEIR BEST" We have great leaders who bring all types of adventures to our cubs - camping - PineWood Derby - Blue and Gold Banquets - fun while learning skills - Pack meetings are the last Monday of most months - if interested come on by and join us
Cub Scout Pack 801Youth GroupsCub Scout Pack 801 is an active group of over 50 Cubs who serve our community and have fun doing it. From the annual “Scouting For Food” and other service projects, to camping trips, and their recent Pinewood Derby, this Pack works hard and plays hard.
Cub Scout Pack 867http://www.pack867.comYouth GroupsCub Scout Pack 867 has been serving the youth of the Franconia VA area for over 70 years.
Daisy Troop 60028Youth GroupsThis Daisy troop is made up of first graders from Douglas MacArthur Elementary. The girls have had fun this year visiting the zoo, making gingerbread houses, and learning about plants.
Daisy Troop 60085Youth GroupsTroop 60085 is a first year Daisy troop from Jefferson Houston School. This group of Kindergartners has fun being with their girl scout sisters, playing games, and learning all about what Girl Scouts has to offer. Come on and join our Train of fun and friendship!
DASH Hybred Trolleyhttps://www.dashbus.com/Community & Fraternal Organizations
Daughters of the American Revolution, John Alexander Chapterhttp://johnalexandernsdar.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe John Alexander Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution represents and organization that honors history, patriotism, civic education and historic preservation.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Kate Waller Barrett ChapterFloats
Departmental Progressive Club, Inc.Community & Fraternal OrganizationsWill be sent via e-mail
Disabled American Veterans local chaptershttp://dav.orgDAV is a nonprofit charity, comprised of over 1.3 million members in almost 1,300 Chapters nationwide, providing a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. They assist veterans with over 300,000 claims annually, attaining more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits for veterans, their families, and surviving spouses. They also provide rides for over 670,000 veteran medical appointments annually, hold job fairs for veterans, and lobby on Capitol Hill and in State legislatures to preserve and earn veterans and their caregivers the benefits they deserve. Top DAV legislative priorities: 1. Provide a sufficient VA budget to meet the needs of all ill and injured veterans. 2. Reform VA healthcare as recommended by the Commission on Care. 3. Expand family caregiver support to pre-9/11 veterans. 4. Expand benefits and services for women veterans. 5. Defend veterans benefits against attempts to reduce or eliminate any current benefits.
Ebony Doughboyshttp://ebonydoughboys.orgHistorical Units369th Infantry Regiment formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment of WW1 spent 191 days under fire, never lost a foot of ground or had a man taken prisoner. 369th is also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, Black Rattlers, and Men of Bronze. 369th earned many distinguished awards including the Croix de Guerre from France. Private Henry Johnson of the 369th (nicknamed Black Death) was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2015, 97 years after his heroic deed. The Ebony Doughboys are WW1 re-enactors that portray African American soldiers who fought under French command during the horrific 1st World War. On the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One, we are honored by the participation of the Ebony Doughboys, to help us play tribute to those many Alexandrians who gave service to their country either as civilians or in military service. The Doughboys reenact the 369th Infantry Regiment formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment of WW1 that spent 191 days under fire,never lost a foot of ground or had a man taken prisoner. The 369th is also known as the Harlem Hell fighters, Black Rattlers, and Men of Bronze earning many awards including the Croix de Guerre from France. Private Henry Johnson of the 369th (nicknamed Black Death) was awarded the US Medal of Honor in 2015, 97 years after his heroic deed. The Doughboys participation in today’s parade has great significance to Alexandria given two members of our community and members of the 369th. Private William Thomas and Private Chris Closom were killed in action on September 28, 2018 in the Meuse Argonne Offensive. Both are buried in the Meuse -Argonne American Cemetery in France. How two men from Alexandria found their man into a NY unit remains a mystery. In 1918 African Americans were assigned to military support and not US combat units because of national racial segregation policies. Consequentially the 369th fought under French command. This unit also honors the 40-plus other Alexandrians who died in military service during the Great War. The color guard is composed of students from TC Williams High School attired in the uniforms of the 369th.
Falun Dafa of Washington DChttp://www.falundafa.orgFloatsFalun Dafa, or Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese way to cultivate mind and body, involving slow, gentle movements and mediation that are easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. Based on the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance, the practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth around the world. Falun Gong is now practiced in 114 countries by more than 100 million people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, who find it brings them better health, reduced stress, an increased level of energy, and inner peace. For more information, visit this Web site from your home computer: http://www.falundafa.org/
First Virginia Regimenthttps://1varegiment.com/Historical UnitsThe First Virginia Regt., of the Continental Line was re-created in 1975 as this country was about to celebrate its Bicentennial. It is an infantry unit with a mission to educate the public and interpret the private soldier that fought in this country’s American War for Independence. The 1st VA, with the exception of weather cancellation, has marched in every George Washington Birthday parade since the creation of the historical unit. The First Virginia Regiment is dedicated to inspiring patriotism, educating the public, and portraying with reasonable accuracy the soldiers and civilians of the Continental Army. The First Virginia Regiment was authorized by the Virginia Convention of July 17, 1775, as a provincial defense unit composed of six musket and two rifle companies under the command of Patrick Henry. Each company was to consist of 68 enlisted men, with officers to include a captain, lieutenant and ensign (second lieutenant). On December 28, 1775, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia recommended that each regiment should have 10 companies, and the First Virginia soon raised two more musket companies. Over the course of the war the 1VA Reg’t saw action in the following locations: Hampton, Jamestown, Norfolk, Great Bridge, Harlem Heights, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge (winter of 1777-1778), Monmouth, Stony Point, Charleston, Yorktown. The recreated First Virginia Regiment is a Revolutionary War living history and reenactment group that was formed in 1975 and is a founding member of the Continental Line. We portray Continental Army troops from the State of Virginia from 1775 through 1783. The group consists of soldiers who portray the Musket Company, the Rifle Platoon, the Artillery Crew, Musick, or the Mounted Dragoons. In addition, some members portray civilians who followed and supported the Army. The key goals of the Regiment are: ⁃ To further the education of the members and the public about American history by way of following as closely as possible the actual conditions prevailing at the time of the American Revolution and immediately thereafter ⁃ To rekindle the flames of patriotism and otherwise seek to inspire the involvement and appreciation of all Virginians and Americans in the celebration of America’s independence ⁃ To better understand the conditions, attitudes, and experiences of those soldiers and civilians of that period who so wholly dedicated themselves to the causes of freedom.
Freedom High School "Soul Squad" Marching Eagle BandYouth BandsThe Freedom HS "Soul Squad" Marching Eagle Band is a rapidly growing, culturally diverse, high stepping, "show-style" marching band from Woodbridge, VA. It consists of students from over 18 different ethnic backgrounds with 80% speaking multiple languages. Thomas Thorogood Jr. is in his 2nd year as Director of Bands at Freedom HS and 16th overall as a music educator. With the distinction of being the only band of its kind south of DC/MD and north of Richmond, the "Soul Squad" has benefited by being one of only two high school marching bands invited to participate in the 2018 VA Governor's Inaugural Parade in Richmond on January 13, 2018.
Friends of Alexandria ArchaeologyFriends of Alexandria Archaeology is one of Alexandria's many Friends groups that characterizes the city's passion for historic material and sites. We are currently doing everything we can to raise funds for the preservation of the 18th century ship discovered on the waterfront for future display so that it can educate coming generations of Alexandria's history as a port town and.
G.O.D.S.S MARINEShttp://gysgt.albritton@gmail.comMilitary Units & Drill TeamsWe are a christian military unit dispatched for the kingdom of heaven, Faith and Phytness is what were about, teaching and studying the word of God also getting inshape through bootcamp training. we also love to work in the humanitarian areas such as feeding the homeless,volunteering at Arlington Cemetary wreaths across america. Hope to be apart of all parades the 2018 as well as where ever needed. we are really just getting started but we will grow.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum Societyhttp://www.gadsbystavernmuseum.usHistorical UnitsThe Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) was formed in 1992 as a private citizens' group designed to provide on-going support for the preservation, development and interpretation of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, one of Alexandria's living 18th Century museums. Our support of the Museum includes raising funds for museum acquisitions; supporting and promoting programs and education. Our Annual Best Bib and Tucker Ball will be held on April 14th and will feature Doc Scantlin and his orchestra. This event helps fund our support to the museum throughout the year. Consider attending this amazing event.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60015Youth GroupsThis Brownie Troop has been together since Daisies and is made up of girls from MacArthur Elementary School, St. Stephens, Alexandria Country Day School and Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA. These girls have been active in working with ALIVE and other homeless drives and shelters in the area. They are looking forward to moving to Juniors next year.
Girl Scout Brownies Troop 5442Youth Groups2nd year to March in this parade
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 434Youth GroupsTroop 434 is a first grade Daisy troop. They are pulling wagons full of cookies for sale so go track them down!
Girl Scout Troop 395Youth GroupsTroop 395 Girl Scouts are currently exploring the “World of Girls” through their “It’s Your Story-- Tell It!” Leadership Journey. As a part of this Journey, scouts have learned about girls all over the world. Troop 395 scouts have constructed “airplanes” out of recycled cookie boxes. Each airplane represents a different country from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The airplanes circle around our handmade planet Earths, learning, making friends, and striving to “make the world a better place” wherever they go!
Girl Scout Troop 3966Youth GroupsGirl Scout Troop 3966 is a troop 6th-8th grade girls, meeting at George Washington Middle School. Troop members come from public and private schools in the city. Troop 3966 enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking and hiking, as well as badge-earning, STEM activities and service projects. Last year troop 3966 represented the city of Alexandria at the National Girl Scout Jamboree, in a weekend full of high adventure camping and activities. Most troop members are working towards their Silver Award, which is the highest awards Girl Scouts can earn at this level, and requires 50 hours of work, per girl, on a single service project to benefit the wider community and have a lasting impact.
Girl Scout Troop 5214Youth GroupsTroop 5214 Brownie/Junior Troop Wagon Floats
Girl Scout Troop 53030Youth GroupsWe are a Daisy Girl Scout troop made up of Alexandria kindergartners. This is our first parade and we are excited to be marching.
Girl Scout Troop 60007Youth GroupsBrownie Troop 60007 is an outstanding Girl Scout troop comprised of 13 very excited second graders hailing from Blessed Sacrament and Mount Vernon Community schools. The girls of Troop 60007 are second year Girl Scouts who love camping, crafts and marching in parades as a way of celebrating our community!
Girl Scout Troop 60068http://troop60068.strikingly.comTroop 60068 is a group of 4th graders from south Arlington, Virginia who enjoy activities like camping, hikes, reading, and being involved with local nonprofit organizations. Service projects this year include working with pet adoption and dog rescue. Girl Scouts girls develop a strong sense of self, seek challenges, learn from setbacks, form and maintain healthy relationships, and learn to identify and solve problems in the community. Go Girl Scouts Troop 60068!
Girl Scout Troop 933Youth GroupsWe are Girl Scout Cadettes comprised of 6th graders from Franconia Elementary and 7th and 8th graders from Mark Twain middle school. This enthusiastic group of young ladies enjoys camping, arts and crafts, and doing community service work.
GO Alexhttp://www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlexThe City of Alexandria is excited to again participate in this year's parade to promote "GO Alex," the City's campaign to help residents explore transportation alternatives for getting around Alexandria. Don't like sitting in traffic? Whether you take Metro, the DASH bus, the King Street Trolley -- or bike, walk, carpool or telecommute -- you can learn more about ALL your commuting options at AlexandriaVA.gov/GOalex.
Hard Times Chili Truckhttp://www.hardtimes.com/FloatsHas been participating for more than 30 years. Originally a mannequin at a saddle store, the fiberglass horse you can see outside Hard Times on evenings and weekends is a local landmark, even attracting good-natured vandalism in the form of an equine “knit-bombing” that left the statue feeling a little cozier. It stands in the bed of a 1941 Chevy truck Fred bought on the way back from a chili cook-off not long after the restaurant opened, and a Betsy Ross flag flies over it. Since then, the horse has starred in the George Washington Birthday Parade (surrounded by 10-year-old Secret Service agents); the St. Patrick’s Day Parade (a horn turns the horse into a unicorn with a “leprechaun” rider); the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade (with a blinking red nose and antlers) and Alexandria’s Halloween scene with a headless rider. Hard Times’ Texas Chili recipe comes down to Fred from his grandfather, a trail-driving cowboy in Oklahoma in the 1890s. Fred’s Aunt Irma preserved the recipe and passed it on to her nephews; the original copy in Irma’s handwriting lives in a safety deposit box. Fred’s other recipes are the result of research, experimentation and competition chili cooking, which Jim excelled at. When I ask Fred if he has a favorite chili, he says, “Texas Chili—it’s family.” Some menu items, however, like the chili taters, Frito chili pie and Chili Bubba (two pieces of cornbread smothered with two types of chili), were not inherited—they’re just strokes of genius.
Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Societyhttp://IHCHPS.orgHistorical UnitsThe "Who Was Who of Alexandria" reside at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Not only does it offer tours and lectures, but it is 22 acres of beautiful green space for Alexandria's citizens to enjoy. Putting the "FUN" in FUNeral sine 1856!
James Madison-Fourth President of the United Stateshttp://leagueofmostintetestinggentlemen.comHistorical UnitsJames Madison was a close collaborator in George Washington’s first administration. President Washington relied heavily on James Madison’s advice before making important decisions. Mr. Madison was arguably the lead Congressman in the House of Representatives during President Washington’s presidency and is commonly referred to as “ The Father of the Constitution.”
John Taylor Chapman for Alexandria City Councilhttp://www.chapman4council.comCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThere will be a group of dedicated volunteers who will be marching with Councilman Chapman. Councilman Chapman is running for re-election.
KENA Shrinershttp://www.kena.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsShrine Temples are located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the Republic of Panama with Shrine Clubs around the world. Beginning with the first hospital in 1922, Shriner's Hospitals for Children have grown to 22, to include hospitals in Montreal and Mexico City. Over 1.3 million children have received medical care from Shriners Hospitals ,regardless of their family's ability to pay..
Kiwanis Club of Alexandria, TC Williams H.S.Key Club, & Robert E. Lee H.S. Key Clubhttp://Alexandriakiwanis.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Alexandria Kiwanis Club donates thousands of dollars to dozens of charitable organizations. Last year alone, we awarded $40,000 in scholarships to High School Key Clubbers matriculating to college! We proudly sponsor 2 Key Clubs: TC Williams High School and Robert E. Lee High School who are marching with us today! We are happy to accept new Kiwanis Club members...please check us out at Alexandriakiwanis.org!
Knights of Columbus, Potomac Assembly #2204Honor Guards & Color GuardsWILL SEND THIS INFORMATION IN A SEPARATE EMAIL
Magnus Temple #3 Marching PatrolMagnus Temple #3 Oasis of Alexandria Desert of Virginia Lead by: Illustrious Potentate Noble CJ James
Mrs. DC America Representativeshttp://www.mrsdcamerica.org/Antique VehiclesMrs. DC America 2018 contestants: Mrs. Anacostia, Keisha Ruiz Mrs Downtown , Gale Ott Mrs. DuPont Circle, Leiah Rocheleau Mrs. Georgetown, Alivia Francine The Mrs DC America Pageant will be held April 14 at the French Embassy in Washington DC. Mrs. DC America Pageant publicly recognizes beautiful married women, living and/or working within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC, who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements. An official preliminary pageant to Mrs. America and Mrs. World, the Mrs. DC America Pageant welcomes women from all ethnic backgrounds to compete in a yearly pageant for the title of Mrs. DC America. Since 1977, the Mrs. America pageant is the leading competition for married women! This renowned national competition is devoted to emphasizing that America's 70 million married women are extraordinarily beautiful, poised, articulate, and versatile. Each state (plus the District of Columbia) has a yearly preliminary pageant to select a delegate to participate in the Mrs. America pageant. At the Mrs. America pageant 51 women compete for the coveted title of Mrs. America. Then, the delegate who wins the Mrs. America pageant moves on to the Mrs. World pageant, competing against other beautiful, articulate, and poised women from around the world!
Navarro Construction Services - Vehicle + Trailerhttp://www.navarrobuild.com/Community & Fraternal Organizations
Old Dominion Boat Clubhttp://rbanchoff@aol.comFloatsThe Old Dominion Boat Club, now located in our new clubhouse at the foot of Prince Street, was founded in 1880 to combine sport and recreational rowing, and other water related activities in a social atmosphere. The ODBC has and does involve itself in many humanitarian and charitable activities in the City including Christmas parties for underprivileged and handicapped school children, fund raising for the Salvation Army and cancer research, supporting the Seaport Foundation, and continuing a history and tradition of rowing by supporting the TC Williams High School Crew Team and the Alexandria Crew Boosters. High school rowing was founded in Alexandria in 1947 by club members Julian Whitestone and Jack Franklin, and the city schools continued to row out of the ODBC clubhouse until 1970. Joining us in the parade today are high school rowers from the TC Williams High School Crew. The ODBC prides itself on being a good neighbor and friend to Old Town and the City of Alexandria.
Old Line Liberty Color Guardhttp://Facebook.comHonor Guards & Color GuardsThe Old Line Liberty Color Guard is a Revolutionary War Color Guard. The Color Guard carries the Flags of the American Revolution. The Old Line Liberty Color Guard is patriotic and educational to honor the Patriots of the American Revolution. The George Washington Parade was selected to be the Inaugural event for the Old Line Liberty Color Guard. The oldest parade in the United States honoring President Washington is a fitting first event for the Old Line Liberty Color Guard.
Port Chester High School Marching Bandhttp://www.portchesterhighschoolband.org/Youth BandsThe residents of their town call them “The Pride of Port Chester”. Performing the most famous percussion street beat in New York State, please welcome the Port Chester High School Marching Band. Their 2017 field show, entitled “Proud to be an American” was a crowd favorite, where they placed 1st to become defending champions for the New York State USBands Class 6A. They also won 2nd place for their class, at the National Championships in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Appearing in films such as Spiderman 3 and Miracle on 34th street, the Pride of Port Chester is known throughout the country. Unlike any other in the U.S., their classic style uniforms are an American spin on the Royal Marine Band in England. The Port Chester High School Marching Band would like to thank the great town of Alexandria for having us on George Washington’s Birthday!
Quantico Marine Bandhttp://www.quantico.marines.mil/Offices-Staff/G-3-Operations/Quantico-Band/Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band is comprised of a ceremonial band and concert band equipped to provide musical support as directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region-MCB Quantico. In addition, the band maintains a number of small ensembles, including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, rock/show band, Dixie-land band, and jazz combo. With an authorized strength of one officer and 50 enlisted Marines, the band has performed at many recognized civilian events; including the Super Bowl XLI Pregame Show, the 9/11 Memorials at Carnegie Hall and the Town Arts Theatre, Times Square, the Macy’s Thanksgiving and Columbus Day Parades in New York City, numerous consecutive appearances at The Virginia International Tattoo, and the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The band has also performed at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center overlooking Ground Zero. The band’s mission is to provide musical support that will encourage community relations, enhance troop morale, and promote the Marine Corps recruiting program through its demanding performance schedule. As well as musical support, the members of the band also fulfill their duties as Marine Riflemen. In support of the War in Iraq, 17 members of the band were attached to Task Force National Capitol Region and deployed conducting combat operations. These Marines returned to the band in June 2008. The Quantico Marine Corps Band has received numerous military and civilian citations, letters of commendation and letters of appreciation. The group entertains audiences performing classic to contemporary pieces at more than 350 performances annually across the Eastern Seaboard, covering more than 50,000 miles.
Quarter Mile CruisersAntique VehiclesThe Quarter Mile Cruisers is a local group of classic and muscle car enthusiasts. They compete in car shows and gather informally every Saturday and Sunday when there is no precipitation. Quarter Mile Cruisers wishes everyone a happy Presidents' Day!
Rocklandshttp://www.rocklands.comAntique VehiclesLocal business since 2003...the truck is "all original" parts and has 20,986 miles.
Rooftop Chimney Sweepshttp://Rooftopchimneysweeps.comFloatsRooftop Chimney Sweeps - Washington Swept Here! "First in the Hearths of our Countrymen" Sweeping Alexandria fireplaces since 1978
Royal International Ms. Virginia, Royal International Miss Virginia Princess, Royal International Ms. DC, Royal International Miss DC Pre Teen and Royal International Miss TeenAntique Vehicles
Sons of the American Revolutionhttp://gwsar.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Sons of the American Revolution is a lineage society comprised of direct descendants of Patriots who served in the American Revolution. The Society was founded in 1889 and currently has over 34,000 members across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. The SAR supports the research and preservation of history related to the American Revolution as well as ensuring today's youth are educated on this period of history.
Spirit of Liberty Foundation (America's Freedom Bell)http://www.spiritoflibertyfoundation.com/Historical UnitsAmerica’s Freedom Bell.
The Italian Placehttp://www.theitalianplaceofoldtown.comWe will email the description!
The Little Theatre of Alexandriahttp://Jimbert68@aol.comCommunity & Fraternal Organizations
The Patriot Flaghttp://www.thepatriotflag.us/Community & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Patriot Flag II is 20’ X 30’ foot is touring the United States on five year journey to every US State Capitol and monuments and memorials. It has been displayed at 19 capitols in just over one year. It honors the fallen who gave their lives for The Red, White and Blue and the heroes that are on the job today, willing the risk it all, keeping us safe and preserving our freedom.
Tinkus Kay'surhttps://www.facebook.com/TKaySur2011Community & Fraternal OrganizationsTinkus Kay'Sur was founded on November 16, 2012 by a group of 4 young teenagers and so far we have more than 50 dancers. With the incentive to promote, disseminate and preserve the culture of the Tinku dance, the music and traditions of the Bolivian people in the state of Maryland. Tinkus Kay'Sur has come to participate in different events and stops around the neighboring states, such as Virginia and New York also had the opportunity to dance at Disney World, where we received a prize for the example of folk dance excellence. We want everyone to know our fraternity, which is to dance Tinkus with passion and love. Always maintaining unity and brotherhood as a second family. That is our fraternity Tinkus Kay'Sur
Town Crier, Benjamin Fiore-WalkerHistorical Units
Two men And A Truckhttps://twomenandatruck.com/movers/va/washington-dc/alexandriaTwo Men And A Truck is the largest franchised moving company within the United States. Also known as the "Movers Who Care", Two Men And A Truck is committed to exceeding customer's expectations! Call Two Men And A Truck to see how they are able to assist you with your moving, packing, or storage needs!
U. S. Shetland Pony Racinghttp://www.usponyracing.comEquestrian UnitsUnited States Pony Racing creates educational experiences and racing opportunities for junior and amateur jockeys. Every kid dreams of letting their ponies inner Seabiscuit shine and United States Pony Racing, LLC helps make those dreams a reality. With great emphasis on safety and well-rounded mounts, USPR provides racing educational opportunities and racing clinics for young and amateur riders. Pony racing is limited to mounts that are 5 years old and up and not exceeding 14.2 hands, ridden by juniors who have not had their 16th birthday as of the first of the year. This year we celebrate the 5th running of the Washington International Horse Show Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship presented by Charles Owen. Ponies and riders are chosen to compete at the Washington International Horse Show Shetland Pony Steeplechase Exhibition Races based on their participation in the series, their suitability of the pony/rider combo within a group of similar ability, and on the participation in pony racing in general. These ponies and rider combos are part of the US Pony Racing Shetland Exhibition Team!
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United Horsemen's Associationhttp://www.unitedhorsemen.orgEquestrian UnitsThe United Horsemen’s Association from Fredericksburg Virginia, is a western riding organization. They were founded in 1985 by cowboys and cowgirls from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. The Organization is under the leadership of President Mansfield Montague of Stafford Virginia. The mission of the United Horsemen’s Association is to: 1. Fellowship with horse owners and enthusiasts for civic and social activities to build stronger communities; 2. Positively influence the lives of youth by fostering their interest in horses and equestrian activities and the avoidance of alcohol and drugs; & 3. Raise awareness to the contributions in horsemanship made by people of diverse cultures. The United Horsemen’s involvement in the communities at large includes their visual presence in parades, charitable functions, rodeos and trail rides. Visit them at their website @www.unitedhorsemen.org for more information.
Volunteer Alexandriahttps://www.volunteeralexandria.org/Volunteer Alexandria is the lead agency that educates and prepares Alexandria's residents, schools, organizations and businesses for all hazards such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In partnership with the City of Alexandria's Office of Emergency Management, we raise awareness, recruit, train and manage volunteers to be prepared and respond during these events. In the event of an emergency, we run a Volunteer Reception Center, which provides a central location where volunteers can go to assist with disaster recovery.
Zelsman Powers Group Realtorshttp://www.ZelsmanPowersGroup.comZelsman Powers Group at Coldwell Banker is among the fastest growing real estate groups in Alexandria, delivering 5-star excellence to clients who live well across town.
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