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Mayor Bowser and 51 Veterans to Kick Off DC Statehood Week with 51-Star Flag Salute Along Pennsylvania Avenue

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Mayor to Highlight DC Statehood Ahead of Thursday’s Historic House Hearing

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, September 16, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will lead a parade with 51 DC veterans and fly 51-star American flags along Pennsylvania Avenue in a salute to DC statehood ahead of the historic House hearing this Thursday, September 19.

Mayor Bowser, DC veterans, and public officials will board a DC statehood-themed bus and ride down Pennsylvania Avenue, which is lined with hundreds of 51-star flags. Mayor Bowser will hold a media availability at the end of the parade to thank DC veterans for their service and call on Congress to grant the District’s 702,000 residents, including 32,000 veterans who have fought for their country, their full democratic rights as American citizens.

Mayor Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Members of the DC Council
51 DC Veterans
Administration Officials

Monday, September 16, at 11:30 am

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 14th Street to 3rd Street
Start: The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

End/Media Availability: Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street (South Side)

*Closest Metro Station: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Stations*

Press interested in attending the event and riding in one of the buses are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).