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Memorial Day Tribute in Kennett Square
Monday, May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On this 2021 Memorial Day, the American Legion will conduct a series of public tribute ceremonies including at the following times and locations in the Kennett Square area:
9:00 am – VFW Post 5467 monument (704 W Baltimore Pike);
9:45 am – Mary D. Lange Kindergarten Center WWI monument (130 W Mulberry St.);
10:15 am – Union Hill Cemetery (424 N Union St );
11:00 am – St. Patrick’s Cemetery (450 N Union Street ).
All events will include placement of Memorial Day wreaths and a 21-Gun Military Honor Salute.
The St. Patrick’s Cemetery event will include an extended program consisting of:
Past Kennett VFW Commander Mike Pralle – Master of Ceremonies
Former Kennett Mayor Leon Spencer – Sing “God Bless America”
United Methodist Church Rev. Jim Mundell – Tribute to Veteran Artilio “Tillie” J. DiAndrea
VFM and American Legion Guard – Laying of Commemorative Wreaths
St Patrick Church Father Christopher Rogers – Honor Prayers
American Legion Honor Guard – 21 Gun Salute
Matt Grieco – Bugle Taps
Commemorative and beautifully produced 3-minute tribute videos showing pre-COVID Kennett Memorial Day parades for 2018 and 2019 can be viewed on YouTube at http://bit.ly/KSParade2018 and http://bit.ly/KSParade2019.