Township Memorial Day Concert, Parade & Service, May 27th
The Lower Merion Memorial Day Observance will take place on Monday, May 27th, 2019, with several events planned to honor veterans. The Merion Concert Band will play U. S. Military service songs and patriotic selections beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Lancaster and Argyle Roads. Parade participants are to assemble on Greenfield Avenue at 10 a.m.
The parade will step off from Greenfield Avenue at 10:30 a.m., with a parade in review in front of the Lower Merion Township Building at Lancaster & Argyle. Families and children are welcome.
Spectators will see First Responder units, Township veterans and civic groups, drum teams, the Leon Spencer Reid Post veterans with color guard & auxiliary, drill teams, members of the Lower Merion Fire Department and Township volunteer fire companies, members of the Lower Merion Police Department and Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, Volunteer Firefighters’ Honor Guard, and others.
The parade will proceed to St. Paul’s Cemetery for the Memorial Day Service at 11:30 a.m.
Also appearing in the parade: re-enactors from the 6th Regimental United States Colored Troops; Eastwick Commandos; Cub Scout dens, Girls Scout and Boy Scout troops; the Southwest Philadelphia Light Bearers; members of the Ardmore Business Association, and more.
Rev. Laura Tancredi of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Rev. Carol Gilbert, of Bethel AME Church; and Capt. John J. Mulhern, U.S.N.R. (Ret.) will officiate at the Memorial Service and Flag Ceremony, Taps, and Cannon Salute, which is intended to honor all of those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. Numerous local businesses continue to support the parade, as they do each year.