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HAGERSTOWN MILITARY VETERAN MARCHES IN NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AS PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THE DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON DC.
MAY 29, 2023 – On Memorial Day, hundreds of veterans who served during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 will be in our nation’s capital to honor those who have died during their military service. Roy W. Berry of Hagerstown, Md., will be participating with one of the largest groups of veterans in the National Memorial Day Parade beginning at 2 p.m. EDT on
Monday, May 29, 2023, on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. The parade is broadcast live and produced by the American Veterans Center.
Scott C. Stump, CEO/President of the National Desert Storm Memorial Association, said, “I am very humbled and proud to see that the desire to remember and honor our fallen continues to be a top priority for hundreds of Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans marching in this year's Memorial Day Parade.“
Berry is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor with the intent of further advancing into Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush would successfully lead a coalition of dozens of nations in the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, a campaign known as Operation Desert Storm.
More information on the Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial can be located at www.ndswm.org.