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U.S. Marine Corps Honor Senator John McCain With Evening Parade

11 May 2015   Julie Tarallo
U.S. Marine Corps Honor Senator John McCain With Evening Parade 

Senator John McCain, General Joseph Dunford Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Colonel Benjamin Watson, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand as honors are rendered at Friday Evening Parade on May 8, 2015.

Washington, D.C.­– General Joseph Dunford Jr., Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, honored U.S. Senator John McCain during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 8th, 2015.

Senator John McCain with his wife, Cindy, his son Jack and Jack’s wife, Renee, and his mother, Roberta at Friday Evening Parade on May 8, 2015.

The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week.

Senator John McCain shakes hands with Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles,
drum major, U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, at Friday Evening Parade on May 8, 2015.

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator John McCain

                        General Joseph Dunford Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps

WHAT:          Evening Parade Honoring Senator John McCain

WHERE:       Marine Barracks
8th & I Streets SE, Washington, DC 20390

WHEN:          Friday, May 8, 2015

Senator John McCain greets Chesty XIV, official mascot of the Marine Corps at Friday Evening Parade on May 8, 2015.