The 'Immortal Regiment' marches will be held in Washington, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, among other locations.
Yekaterina Hill, an organizer of the event in the US capital, told Sputnik earlier in the week that the coordinators of the Immortal Regiment in Washington, DC anticipate some 650 people, including WWII veterans, to take part in this year’s event.
The march in Washington on May 6 will proceed from the White House to the World War II Memorial accompanied by the wartime songs sung by the participants to the music played by a bayan player.
In New York, the participants will walk along the Hudson River to World War II Memorial in Battery Park. The march will be joined by members of the Yale University choir, who will perform war songs.
The Immortal Regiment is a patriotic initiative that commemorates WWII soldiers in marches held across Russia and other countries on May 9, celebrated as Victory Day in Russia and the former Soviet republics. During the marches, people carry photographs of their ancestors who participated in the war.
Some 350 people took part in the Immortal Regiment march in Washington last year.
The first US march was held in the city of New York on May 3, 2015.