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Annual Memorial Day crowd-pleaser kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday

The annual Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade will honor the nation’s past and present military.

The annual Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade will honor the nation’s past and present military.

KENNETT SQUARE — It’s time for spectators to stake out their viewing spot for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, starting at 10 a.m.

Organizers announced a slight change in the route on Monday for the more than 1,000 participants – ranging from marching bands and color guards, including Unionville and Kennett high schools, to historic re-enactors, WWII Grand Marshalls, bag pipers, and fife drum companies.

The parade will begin at the Kennett High School on South Street and march up South Broad Street and then turn left onto East State Street. Then the parade will turn right onto North Union Street and end in the Union Hill Cemetery with a ceremony for the war veterans.

Among the highlights of this year’s parade will be the Joseph A. Ferko Mummers String Band, Marine Color Guard, more than 100 veterans in antique military vehicles and convertibles, Dixie Demon Alumni Band, Penn Dixie Band, Christiana Clampetts, Lion Club Band, Ameri-Kids Choral, Camptown Shakers Civil War Band, Bayard Middle School Drumline, 1899 Carousel Street Organ, Antique Bikes, Uncle Sams, Shriner’s Mini Cycles, Antique Helicopter, 1940’s Andrew Sisters, Service Clubs, Churches, Floats, Upland Country Day School, Singing Summer Camp Choral, Scouts, KAU Little League, and a Chinese Folk Dance Troupe.

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  1. Scott Litzenberg says:

    Kudos to Bill Taylor and the employees of Taylor Oil for making this event so great. A true labor of love that our community is fortunate to have. Please support this event and make sure you say thanks to Bill & his crew for what they do. Amazing.

    God bless our Veterans and current military members. I am proud to be an American!!

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