Hulafrog: 5 Local Events To Honor Memorial Day


Alana Moran, Hulafrog West Chester

There are several local Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to honor the many men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.


The 2015 Marshallton Memorial Day Parade and activities will be held on Sunday beginning at 1:30pm. The parade route starts at the Goddard School, then travels west along West Strasburg Road to Northbrook Road, before ending at the Bradford Cemetery.

The parade will include veterans, scout troops, antique cars, fire engines, the Lukens Band and more. There will also be a cash prize for the best decorated bike, trike or wagon. A Memorial Day service with guest speakers will begin at 2:00pm at the cemetery. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Marshallton United Methodist Church sanctuary.


Kennett Square’s traditional Memorial Day Parade honoring local veterans will kick off at 10 a.m. With over 1,000 participants the parade will last for at least an hour and a half. Included in the parade are antique military vehicles and convertibles, bag pipers, fife and drums, Civil War and Revolutionary War Re-enactors, color guard groups, high school bands, little league teams, Mummers and more. The parade ends at the Union Hill Cemetery with a memorial gun salute.

The Downingtown Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary and travels down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Veterans Memorial at Kerr Park with a ceremony at approximately 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial at Kerr Park.

Newtown Square’s American Legion Post 805 Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at West Chester Pike and Malin Road. The procession will include public officials, the Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School bands, boy scouts, Broomall and Newtown Square fire companies and Marple Ambulance Corps.

The event will also feature color guard units from the post, VFW 7390 and General Smedley D. Butler Detachment 741 Marine Corps League. The parade will end with ceremonies at the American Legion post home, 2340 West Chester Pike.

Join the Borough of Media for it’s annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on State Street.

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Check out these as well as our other events in our area in The Hulafrog Weekend Guide.

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