The Malvern Memorial Parade

The oldest Memorial Commemoration in the United States.

Our 153rd Parade and 205th Memorial Ceremony.

Sunday,September 26, 2021

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Parade History

Read about the history of one of the oldest memorial parades and the oldest memorial commemoration in America.

Vendors, Reenactors & Participants

Interested in being a vendor, or a reenactor at the parade?  Marching in the parade? Find out all you need to know here.

About Us

Learn about the Upper Main Line Memorial Association and your parade committee.  See a list of our wonderful donors! Get involved!


In a normal year we would be posting about our plans for this year’s parade.  Sadly, it has been anything but a normal year!  Given that uncertainty, we have decided to postpone the parade until September 26  (actually, the date the first few parades were held).   The size and make-up of the parade will no doubt be different.  Also the restrictions on crowd size that apply in September will be in place.  As we get closer to the date, we will announce more details.  In the meantime, stay safe, and for everyone’s health and safety, please wear a mask, and get vaccinated when you can.

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1:30 PM, The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 153rd Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Recognized as the oldest Memorial Commemoration in America, the Parade in 2021 will continue the tradition of honoring the men and women who have served our country and especially those who gave their lives in defense of our freedom.

The Parade route will again follow King Street from the Malvern Fire Station west to Warren Avenue, south to Monument Avenue then west to the Memorial Park.

After the Parade on Sunday, the 205th Memorial Ceremony will take a moment to remember and pay tribute to those who have defended our freedom or simply may deserve our gratitude by encouraging those in attendance to place a ribbon on the Malvern Tree of Honor.

All of 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 Paoli-Berwyn-Malvern Chapter of the Lions Club will be selling refreshments in the park and will be collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids. Please drop off your unused glasses at the Lion’s Club stand. For more information visit the Lions Club website.

We invite you to explore our website to learn about the Parade!  For more information, call Larry Buchholz (610) 644-7849, Robert Bucco (610)296-2496 or Richard Lee (610) 647-3084.  Or email us at:

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