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Parades, Ceremonies to Mark Memorial Day

Here's a look at events happening throughout the area on Memorial Day.

Parades, Ceremonies to Mark Memorial Day


When/where: Monday starting at 9 a.m. throughout Newtown Borough and Township

Details: The parade, organized by  American Legion Post 440, will start at the Commons West Building on Newtown-Yardley Road.  It will turn into the Newtown Cemetery for a graveside memorial service to Morell Smith. From there, the parade will go down Washington Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to Centre Street, where it will pause for memorial services at the Word War I monument in front of the . From the library, the parade will go right onto Congress Street to Jefferson and make a left onto State Street to , where there will be a memorial service and speeches.

When/where: Monday at 10 a.m. beginning at

Details: After leaving CB West, the parade heads east on West Court Street and continues on West State Street, turning north on North Main Street then east on East Court Street. It finishes at Doylestown Cemetery. 

When/where: Ceremony starts at 10 a.m., parade begins at 11 a.m. at the

Details: From the Administration Building, the parade travels east on Henry Ave., turns north on York Rd., then east on Street Rd., and finally north on Louis Dr., where it ends at the  on Louis Dr.

When/where: 8:30 to 10 a.m. beginning at the  

Details: The parade ends at the borough monument. Parade participants include the Bucks County Sheriffs Color Guard, the William Tennent Marching Band, the Ivyland Volunteer Fire Company and Police, and the Craven Hall Historical Society. All veterans are encouraged to march.  Local children are encouraged to participate with patriotically decorated bicycles, floats and scooters. It will conclude with the Firing of Volley by the 149th PA Volunteer Infantry and the playing of taps. 

When/where: Monday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Robert H. Dembowski, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (at the corner of Second Street Pike and Almshouse Road). 

Details: A flag raising/lowering ceremony will open the event.  At 9 a.m. there will be a memorial service and flag ceremony for a recently returned soldier, Navy Corpsman Alexander Kozak.

When/where: Monday at 10 a.m. beginning at the Suzuki Fun Center, 2639 Route 13

Details: The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Eddington and Andalusia will lead the parade down Bristol Pike to Mill Park, the city line with Philadelphia.

Wreath Laying

When/where: Monday 11 a.m. at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield

Details: The ceremony organized by the Guardians of the National Cemetery. Visit www.guardiansofthenationalcemetery.org for more information.

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