The Doylestown Memorial Day Parade, the oldest in the country, according to the borough, kicks off once again, at 10 a.m. Monday, at the intersection of Lafayette and Court streets.
Last year, approximately 1,700 people participated in the parade, representing over 100 separate units, including eight local school bands, with an estimated 15,000 spectators looking on.
After a flag raising at War Memorial Field, the parade begins at Central Bucks West High School, moves east on West Court Street, then east on West State Street, north on Main Street, and finally east on East Court Street to Doylestown Cemetery, where it culminates with a 30-minute memorial service, during which the United Veterans of Doylestown place wreaths to honor our fallen heroes. The service is expected to start around noon.
New parade participants this year include: The 111th Attack Wing, a unit of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, headquartered at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Montgomery County; Doylestown Composite Squadron 907, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Doylestown; and Chalfont Fire Co.