How Can I Safely Celebrate Memorial Day in DC?

By Peter DePaolis

Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? D.C. offers some great ways to celebrate the weekend safely. recently posted a guide with ways you can celebrate Memorial Day in the nation’s capital. To view the guide, you can click on the source link at the bottom of this page. Among the events taking place this weekend are:

  • The National Memorial Day Parade
  • Ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery
  • The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally
  • Concerts at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
  • Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden

Additionally, many museums and memorials will offer tours focusing on war and veteran efforts, including the Smithsonian Museums and the National Museum of American History.

We expect D.C. to be very busy this weekend, so try to take safety precautions if you are commuting. Additionally, you should avoid drunk driving, as law enforcement patrols are expected to increase and it is extremely dangerous.

When Do I Call an Attorney about an Injury or Accident on Memorial Day?

While holiday traffic will congest roadways in and around Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland this weekend, it is important that you understand your legal rights if you are involved in a pedestrian or vehicle accident.

If a negligent driver injures you through inattention or drunk driving, make sure you speak to a Washington, D.C. injury attorney. Our lawyers offer free consultations and can review your case to determine if you may be entitled to damages.

Stay safe and enjoy Memorial Day weekend! Avoid dangerous habits that may place other people at risk.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Washington, D.C. Injury Attorneys


About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.