Malvern, PA to Host Oldest Memorial Parade in America
On Sunday June 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm, The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 145th Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern, Chester County, PA. Recognized as the oldest continuously held Memorial Parade in America; the Parade is expected to include at least eight bands, military color guards, military and antique vehicles, floats, fire trucks and a decorated bicycle procession.
The Parade route will follow King Street from the Malvern Fire Station west to Warren Avenue, south to Monument Avenue then west to the Memorial Park.
In addition to the Parade, an entire day of family activities and fun will once again be part of the day.
To start, at 9:00AM (registration begins at 8:00AM) there will be the 3rd annual 5K Cross Country "Run For Freedom" Race and NEW THIS YEAR a 1 Mile Run/Walk (all proceeds go to the Chester County Hero Fund, and their Wounded Warrior Program). The ¼ mile Kids' Run, also in Memorial Park will start at 9:45AM.
Registration for the Run For Freedom is available on line at 2013 Malvern Run for Freedom
More information about the Kids' Fun Run and the 5K Run is available on their Facebook page.
There will be field activities all ages both after the parade (sponsored by the CVLL), face painting from 1PM, and of course, our ever popular old fashioned Community Cake Walk.
As a special attraction this year the Chester County Concert Band will hold a public concert in the Park after the Memorial Ceremony (approximately 3PM)
There will be food and rest-room facilities, so everyone is invited to come bring a chair or blanket, enjoy the parade and a Family Fun day in the Park!
All the events take place in Memorial Park, on Monument Ave. in Malvern. In the unlikely event of rain, there is no rain date for the parade or any of the activities. The Run for Freedom will be held rain or shine. Except for the 5K Run, there is no charge to attend any of the activities and all are welcome.
The Malvern Mom's Club will again be collecting hygiene items for our service men and women serving overseas. Click here for more information.
The Paoli-Berwyn-Malvern Chapter of the Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids. For more information visit their website at P-B-M Lions Club.
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