Delaware County’s Annual Memorial Day Parade to Be Held on May 27

A breathtaking sunset over Springton Reservoir in Delaware County, captured on the evening of May 23. Photo by Jay Byun/
Philly Talks

Delaware County is set to honor its fallen military heroes with its Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. The event, a collaborative effort by the Delaware County Council, Media Borough, and the U.S. Veteran’s Legacy Project, will begin at 10:00 a.m. outside the Media Theater at 104 E State St, Media, PA. The parade will proceed down State Street and conclude with a solemn ceremony at the Delaware County Courthouse.

This year’s parade will feature the Penncrest High School Marching Band, numerous VFW organizations from across Delaware County, and a display of classic cars. These elements come together to create a fitting tribute to the military personnel who have sacrificed their lives in service to the nation.

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, began in the aftermath of the American Civil War as a way to honor fallen soldiers. It has since evolved to commemorate all American military personnel who have died in service to their country. In 1971, Memorial Day was officially declared a federal holiday, observed annually on the last Monday of May.

The event organizers emphasize that honoring those who served is not just an act of gratitude, but a solemn duty to keep their legacy alive. It is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the profound impact of these sacrifices and to express appreciation for the freedoms preserved by their courage and dedication.

Community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the parade and ceremony to show support and appreciation for the nation’s military heroes. This event provides a moment for collective remembrance and to pay tribute to the valor and dedication of those who have ensured the liberties enjoyed today.

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