Memorial Day Observances in Gladwyne and Elsewhere

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Local governments and organizations across the Philadelphia area have planned Memorial Day observances.

If you don't see your local event below, please tell us about it in the comments section at the bottom.

Gladwyne Memorial Day Parade and Block Party

  • When: Noon on Monday, May 27
  • What: Children are invited to decorate bikes, wagons and strollers and walk in the Memorial Day parade, sponsored by Gladwyne's civic association and Library League. They assemble at 11 a.m. behind the Gladwyne Park. After the parade, there will be a ceremony to honor veterans, followed by food and entertainment.

Radnor Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

  • When: 9:45 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: Starting at the Radnor Financial Center and ending at the war memorial on South Wayne Avenue, the Radnor Township parade will roll down Lancaster Avenue, concluding with a memorial ceremony featuring a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and an appearance from the Poppi Queen.

145th Annual Malvern Memorial Parade

  • When: 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2
  • What: The parade will follow King Street from the Malvern Fire Station west to Warren Avenue, south to Monument Avenue and west to the end at Memorial Park. The day also includes a 9 a.m. “Run for Freedom” 5-kilometer race, with proceeds going toward the Chester County Hero Fund.

21st Annual Kiwanis Patriotic Celebration (Phoenixville)

  • When: 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 24
  • What: Phoenixville residents and visitors gather in Phoenixville's Reeves Park to honor military veterans the Friday before Memorial Day.

Roxborough Memorial Day Ceremonies

  • When: Monday, May 27
  • What: Observances are confirmed for Wissahickon Memorial at 10 a.m., Leverington Cemetery at noon and Gorgas Park at 1 p.m.

American Legion Post 227 Memorial Day Parade in Springfield

  • When: 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: The parade starts at Veteran’s Memorial Park and finishes at the Springfield Township administration building.

The Marple American Legion Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: The American Legion Marple Memorial Post 805 parade will kick off at Malin Road and West Chester Pike in Broomall.

Media Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: The parade heads down State Street and will consist of local veterans and members of community groups.

Ardmore Memorial Day Parade

  • When: 9:45 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: Starting off with a performance by the Merion Concert Band at Lancaster and Argyle Avenues, the parade will leave Greenfield Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and work its way to St .Paul’s Cemetery for an 11:15 a.m. memorial service. Awards will be given for best-decorated bicycles.

Narberth Memorial Day Parade

  • When: Starts at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27
  • What: The parade starts at Windsor and Conway Avenues, and the business district on Haverford Avenue is the main suggested viewing area. Before the parade, Sweet Mabel is sponsoring free bike decorating for kids, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday. The parade is co-sponsored by the Narberth American Legion and the Narberth War Memorial Committee.


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