Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 22, 2020 in Website

Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” as we come together to honor those who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom, and commemorate 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. 

Emmy Award-winning television personality Kathie Lee Gifford will host, with a special guest performance by two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Tori Kelly and celebrity appearances by Mario Lopez, Rob Lowe and LL COOL J. Additional musical guests include Acapop! KIDS, from the founding members of Pentatonix, and the Lincoln Way Marching Band.

RSVP to the parade on our Facebook event here to receive reminders and updates.

And, don’t forget – following the program, we encourage and invite everyone to participate in our “Parade of Heroes” social parade by sharing who you are remembering this Memorial Day. Share their story with a picture or video on Instagram or Facebook, using hashtag #RememberAtHome and tagging Ancestry to be featured on our channels. 

With the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, you can find your personal connection for free – it’s as simple as entering a grandparent’s name at Ancestry.com/WWII. We are also opening free access to millions of military records so people can find the veterans in their family and those who lived through this remarkable chapter of history, including:

  • 550 million+ military records on Fold3®, open May 21-25
  • Nearly 500 million records and images from the National Archives and Records Administration available on Ancestry, including all 36 million of the nation’s available World War II young man’s draft cards, open now through June 1

The program is produced in partnership with HISTORY® and veteran and non-profit partners include Wounded Warrior Project, The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, Heroes of the Second World War Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV), Combined Arms and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

We hope you will join us on Memorial Day to watch the “Parade of Heroes” on our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET (9 AM MT), or watch on our YouTube channel.


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