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Memorial Day Parades in Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Where to Celebrate the Holiday in the Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Monday is Memorial Day, which means communities across the Philadelphia region will remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military with ceremonies and parades. Here are some of the parades and other events taking place in the area on Monday.


Bridesburg, Philadelphia: The Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade, organized by the United Veterans of Bridesburg, begins at 10 a.m. on the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Kennet Square: The Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at South and Union Streets and ends with a memorial ceremony at Union Hill Cemetery.

Landsdowne: The Memorial Day Parade in Lansdowne starts at 9 a.m. at Ardmore Elementary and ends at Penn Wood High School with an observation on the field.

Media: Media’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Theater on State Street. A ceremony will follow at the courthouse.

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Springfield: A service will begin at 9:15 a.m. in front of the World War II memorial at St. Francis Church (136 Saxer Avenue), followed by a parade to the town hall at 50 Powell Road. A service will be held at 10 a.m. at the township building to honor and commemoration of Army 1st Lt. Irving N. Hurley, a Springfield High School graduate and Springfield resident who led a platoon of tanks and landed on the beaches of Normandy at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was killed in action six days later.

Langhorne: The Jesse W. Soby Post of the American Legion’s 105th annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. with a ceremony at the post (115 West Richardson Avenue), followed by a parade.

New Jersey

Glassboro: Glassboro’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. at University Boulevard and Lehigh Road, continues along Whitney Avenue, then High Street and ends at Academy and Main Streets. The parade includes a bicycle brigade where children ages 5 to 12 can decorate their bikes, trikes, scooters, strollers and wagons and ride with the Glassboro Police Bike Patrol. The Bike Brigade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Harvard and Villanova roads

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Somer’s point: The city of Somers Point will host a Memorial Day parade beginning at 11 a.m. The parade begins on Dawes Avenue and continues along Shore Road to City Hall (1 W. New Jersey Avenue) and then to Patriots Park. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at Patriots Park after the parade.

Medford: The Medford Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Allen School on Allen Avenue near Union Street. It ends with a ceremony at Freedom Park at 86 Union Street.

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