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Celebrate Presidents' Day at this Old Town Alexandria parade and concert

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Celebrating President's Day may not feel revolutionary, but residents and officials from Alexandria sure want it to be festive. To celebrate George Washington's birthday, the town is throwing a special parade and concert on Monday, jammed pack with colonial festivities.

The parade will kick off at 1 p.m., winding through a one-mile route in Old Town. Expect color guards, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, lots of music and an appearance from the Alexandria Fire Department. 

The parade is organized by the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, who works with local Virginia museums, historical societies, businesses and citizens to support George Washington-themed events each February and throughout the year. The group has been together since 1976 and said that celebrating Washington's birthday has been a tradition that dates back to the Revolutionary War.

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And if you miss the exact parade, you don't have to worry. There will also concerts in the Market Square starting at 11 a.m., as well as a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in the Old Presbyterian Meeting House’s churchyard.

Those who want to make an extra-long trek out to George Washington's home in Mount Vernon can expect another huge celebration. Admission is free and will include a wreath-laying at the first president's tomb.

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