Long Fence Sponsors the National Memorial Day Parade with Temporary Fence Donation
Washington, DC – May 20, 2013 – Long® Fence is honored to be a 2013 National Memorial Day Parade Supporter for an in-kind contribution of over 500-linear feet of temporary pedestrian barricade fencing. The parade will take place in our nation’s capital on Monday, May 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT.
The fencing will provide controlled access and security for the V.I.P. food tent, stage and reviewing stand, all located directly across from the National Archives at 7th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC. The V.I.P area will be cordoned off for pre-parade musical performances, remarks from military representatives and parade marshals, and a meet-and-greet with decorated veterans, military officials, members of the diplomatic corps and celebrity parade participants.
Mike Ritter, president, commented, “Long Fence is honored to join the public to remember and honor veterans of all wars and peacetime service who paid the ultimate price to protect America’s freedom. We would like to thank our military service members who work to keep our nation safe and free.”
About the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade
The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center since 2005, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for Americans to honor those who sacrificed so much in service to our country. The event celebrates all who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of Memorial Day.
This year’s Grand Marshal is actor and Army veteran J. R. Martinez and Honorary Grand Marshals are Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins quarterback and his parents, U.S. Army veterans Robert Griffin, Jr. and Jacqueline Griffin, in a special salute to military families. Other parade celebrities include Gary Sinise, Trace Adkins, Joe Mantegna, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and Taylor Hicks. They will be joined by thousands of veterans and marching bands from all across the country.
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A Proud Tradition of U.S. Armed Forces Support
Long® Fence is proud of its long-standing association with the United States Armed Forces and is a strong supporter of all branches of the service. Long® Fence has established force protection for military bases nationwide and has provided its services for over 68 years to protect our country’s most treasured assets.
Establishing secure perimeters with fences, gates, bollards and related systems is highly important for our borders, armed forces, federal institutions, national monuments and landmarks, visitors’ centers, museums, and other types of government and public buildings in an environment of heightened vigilance. Selected installations include the White House, Pentagon, Washington Monument, U.S. Air Force Memorial, Ft. Knox, Ft. Riley, Andrews AFB, Homestead AFB, Dover AFB, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, U.S. Naval Academy and Washington Navy Yard.
Long® Fence Has Provided Security and Access Control Fencing Since 1945
Long® Fence, a family owned fence contractor in operation since 1945, primarily serves the mid-Atlantic region from Pennsylvania to Georgia, however large scale government and industrial installations can be found in most of the United States. Long® Fence installs all types of fencing from controlled access and perimeter security for federal and commercial entities to privacy fencing for the residential consumer.
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