Celebrities to Visit Eastern High School Band in Preparation for National Memorial Day Parade

James McEachin and Pat Boone to 'jam' with local DC High School Marching

Band in Parade Rehearsal


May 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Veterans Center

    WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DC's own Eastern High
 School Band will lead the National Memorial Day Parade down Constitution
 Avenue at 2 p.m. on Monday -- but will have special visitors at their
 Friday band rehearsal at 1:30. Singer Pat Boone, Billboard Magazine's #10
 rock recording artist in history, and actor James McEachin, most noted as
 the first African American man to have his own show on NBC "Tenafly" and as
 Lieutenant Brock in the Perry Mason movie series, will also take part in
 the parade. McEachin has also been awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart
 for his service during the Korean War.
     WHAT:   Media Availability (interviews) and Photo Op w/ Eastern High
             School Band, singer Pat Boone and Actor James McEachin as they
             prepare to lead Monday's National Memorial Day Parade.
     WHEN:   Friday, May 25, 2007 at 1:30 P.M.
     WHERE:  Eastern Senior High School stadium (between A Street and E Capitol
             St., and between 17th and 19th St.)
             1700 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington D.C.
     For more information call Tim Holbert at 703/302-1012, ext. 220 or
 e-mail tholbert@americanveteranscenter.org.
                     The 2007 National Memorial Day Parade
                   Presented by the American Veterans Center
                             May 28, 2007   2:00 PM
                                 Washington, DC
                              Constitution Avenue
     CONTACT: Tim Holbert +1-703-302-1012 ext. 220 or Ian Walters,
 +1-202-321-0715, both of American Veterans Center

SOURCE American Veterans Center