The Malvern Memorial Parade

The oldest Memorial Commemoration in the United States.

Our 153rd Parade and 205th Memorial Ceremony.

Sunday, June 6, 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!

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It has not been a good year to say the least!  Over 180,000 Americans have lost their lives and many millions more have had their lives seriously impacted by thid insidious virus that continues to spread throughout the world.  In perspective, moving forward with the Malvern Memorial Parade is not worth the risk of possibly infecting even one more person.  It is for that reason the Parade Committee has decided to cancel the Parade for this year.

However the tradition did survive. On Sunday, May 31, a substantially scaled down version of the 152nd Memorial Parade did take place. Four of the Historic Commission Commissioners were joined by several local residents and upheld the tradition to march the Sunday after Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. The route reversed the original marches of the late 1800s, walking from the Malvern Baptist graveyard westward on Monument to the Paoli Memorial Grounds and Monument Park. The Borough Police escorted the marchers from Monument Ave to the flagpole at the top of the horseshoe, where they sang the National Anthem.

Ever the optimists though, we look toward December 19, 2020 in the hopes we may be able to hold a small memorial ceremony in conjunction with PBA’s participation in the National Wreaths Across America Day. You can check their page for more information @Paoli Battlefield Historical Park

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you next spring. 

On Sunday, June 6, 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: