Presidents Day Parade in Old Town
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
The Nation’s largest Presidents Day Parade was today in Old Town, Alexandria. It’s a time-honored tradition that residents carry on. Alexandria was President Washington and First Lady Martha’s hometown. The annual event began around 1923 and it celebrates this day with lots of fun, including marching bands, scout troops, horses, floats, historic reenactments and other performances. In 1971, President Richard Nixon combined the birthdays of Presidents Washington and Lincoln to be celebrated on the third Monday of February.