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Memorial Day 2012: Rolling Thunder, Parade Honor Veterans, Fallen Soldiers In Nation's Capital (PHOTOS)

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A marine salutes participants of Sunday's Rolling Thunder motorcycle run in the nation's capital. | AP

WASHINGTON -- As the sounds of motorcycles continue to reverberate throughout the nation's capital following Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle run, events honoring veterans and fallen soliders are continuing Monday as Memorial Day is officially observed around the nation.

Monday afternoon, thousands of people will line Constitution Avenue NW to watch the annual National Memorial Day Parade. That event, honoring those who served and gave their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, will start at 2 p.m. at 7th Street NW and end at 17th Street NW, near the World War II Memorial.

A live feed of the parade will be available here.

The parade will cap a long weekend of events and activities honoring veterans and fallen soliders, where visitors from across the United States and beyond swarmed the National Mall and paid tribute to the nation's military heroes at monuments like the World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans memorial wall.

Sunday evening's Memorial Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol was evacuated when severe thunderstorms approached the city.

This Memorial Day also marks the 25th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder Run, the great motorcycle promenade meant to honor prisoners of wars and soliders missing in action and raise awareness around issues facing the nation's veterans.

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