Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will join 300,000 Americans as they rally behind our troops at the American Veterans Center's 2011 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. Teresa will be riding down the parade route in a beautiful float, while performing "God Bless America." The parade will focus on the true meaning of Memorial Day - honoring those who have fought bravely to defend America's freedom and the civil liberties of people around the world. The National Memorial Day Parade will air live on Monday, May 30 from 2-4 PM ET* on the Military Channel.
As America approaches the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the National Memorial Day Parade will devote a very special segment to remembering the heroes of that day. The parade will also include a tribute to the Special Operations tactical teams that are currently leading the fight in Afghanistan, a commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation, and recognitions of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II and the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War. Special guests joining Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan include musical performers, celebrity veterans and supporters of the military, such as Pat Sajak, Gary Sinise, and Buzz Aldrin.