Planning on skipping the crowds down at the shore this weekend and just hanging at home?!
There are a ton of activities HAPPENING this Memorial Day weekend in MONTCO!!
Ambler will be decked out in red, white and blue for its 10 a.m. honors ceremony in Rose Valley Cemetery, Butler Pike and Susquehanna Road. It will be hard not to feel the emotional sweep of civic pride, especially with the gun salute from the Daniels W. Dowling American Legion Post 769.
The Lower Merion Township Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th will be preceded by a 9:45 AM performance by the Merion Concert Band at Lancaster and Argyle Avenues. The parade will “step off” from Greenfield Avenue at 10:30 AM with the parade in review in front of the Township Administration Building at 75 E. Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.
Prior to the parade procession to St. Paul’s Cemetery for a Memorial Service at 11:15 AM, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will conduct a precision drill demonstration in front of the Township Administration Building.
The community is invited to attend the Parade, which will feature over forty participants, including Lower Merion fire companies, the Historical Car Club of PA, a variety of drill teams and cheerleaders, decorated bicycles and much more.
“March of the Blue and the Gray” Parade
To specifically remember those who lost their lives in this war, our 2015 parade theme is March of the Blue and the Gray 1861-1865. Floats will depict this theme, and many parade participants will be wearing period costumes. The parade ends at Waterworks Park at noon with a Remembrance Observance followed by a Community Day which will feature food, live music, a bouncy house, and free games for kids.
The patriotic procession begins at Augustus Lutheran Church (717 W. Main Street, Trappe). There, the parade concludes with brief remarks, a Pledge of Allegiance, the Star Spangled Banner as performed by the Norristown Chorale and the start of the Collegeville Community Day, a celebration featuring food, music, games and crafts.
Gladwyne keeps alive the long-standing tradition of a children’s decorated bike division in its Memorial Day Parade, May 25 at noon. Pint-sized patriots can brighten their bikes with crepe paper at the Gladwyne Elementary School (230 Righters Mill Road) and then join the brigades as they go up Youngsford Road and through the village. After collecting in front of the Gladwyne Pharmacy, the crowd will pause for an invocation, a singing of the National Anthem and a keynote speaker.
From May 23-26, the Harleysville Jaycees are hosting their 45th annual Country Fair Days. The fair days are held at the Harleysville Community Center, 435 Park Drive, Harleysville, and offer patrons amusement rides, food and drinks, games and other entertainment.
The Borough of Hatboro incorporates its Memorial Day program into the family fun of its summer festival; however, just because the setting will be lighthearted, it doesn’t mean the ceremony won’t be appropriately reflective. Join with local military representatives and veterans groups at Miller Meadow (York & Horsham Roads) on May 25 at 7 p.m. and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Annual Memorial Day Parade & Service
The Hatfield American Legion, Post 933 will be hosting the 65th Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th. A wreath laying cere- mony will be held at 9:00 am at the Veterans Memorial at Broad & Market Sts. followed by the parade.
The parade will conclude on the grounds of the Legion with a brief ceremony. There will be Civil War Re-enactors, a POW/MIA Ceremony, a guest speaker, Retirement of Colors, and a decoration contest. Refreshments will be available.
Meet our local veterans and honor all our nation’s veterans by sharing in this event.
Monday, May 25
Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Horsham Road and Limekiln Pike , HORSHAM Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Join Hickory Brass for what has become an annual tradition in a concert to honor our fallen service men/women at Whitemarsh Memorial Park’s Avenue of the Flags ceremony. Experience a family friendly program of patriotic, classical, popular and movie themes. Bring a lawn chair.
On May 25 at 9 a.m. Lansdale is hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 32, The Virgillio Schembri Battavio Post No. 23 and the American Legion William Hare Post No. 206 – leads up to a ceremony at Memorial Park at 10 a.m.
The traditional Memorial Day Parade in Narberth begins on May 25 at 9:30 a.m. Marchers will meet in the American Legion Hall, 80 Windsor Avenue.
A Memorial Day Observance is being hosted by the Historical Society of Montgomery County on May 23 at the historic Montgomery Cemetery. The event pays tribute to more than 400 veterans buried there, representing conflicts from the War of 1812 through the Korean War. Visitors are invited to meet at the gatehouse, where a special exhibit will be displayed.
On May 25, the War Memorial at 5th & Main Streets is the site of the Memorial Day service in Red Hill. Our brave military will be feted in a 9 a.m. presentation, followed by a 10 a.m. start time to a patriotic parade. The route takes celebrants from Upper Perkiomen High School to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
The Pottstown Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on May 25. The route will take the crowds down to Memorial Park where, at the island, the Pottstown High School Band will play, and names of departed servicemen and women will be solemnly read.
The entire school body of St. Mary’s School (40 Spring Mount Road) pays tribute to the military heroes of the past in its May 21 salute, the ninth annual Memorial Day program. Veterans are invited to take part in the honors, which kick off with complimentary coffee and donuts at 9 a.m., continue to an official remembrance at 10:45 a.m. and conclude with lunch.
Sunday, May 24 12-8p