The Seventh Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Parade will begin on Sunday, November 10th at 1:00pm at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Long Acre Lane. It will feature veterans from various conflicts, the award-winning Pennsbury High School Marching Band, local dignitaries, scout troops, fire trucks, and much more.
The parade marshal will be distinguished World War II veteran Staff Sergeant Raymond DiCrescenzo of Lower Makefield, who was awarded battle stars for both the North African and Italian campaigns.
During the wreath-laying ceremony immediately following the parade, Pastor Dawn Schuler will sing the National Anthem. Dawn is a Yardley resident, married to pastor Donald Schuler and the mother of three children – DJ, 23; Matthew, 20, who is a current contestant on this season of NBC’s “The Voice”; and Diamond, 18.
Refreshments will be available following the parade at Veterans Square, and the PHS Marching Band will play at the park until the parade is completed.
The public is invited to stay for the wreath-laying ceremony. Any veteran is welcome to march or participate, as are area Scout troops. Contact Becky Cecchine to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Veterans Square Monument Committee has separated from the LMT Community Foundation nonprofit and formed its own nonprofit, Veterans Square Foundation, and has been working for nearly five years to design, raise funds and build Veterans Square Monument.
They hope to bid the project at the end of the year and are seeking contractors interested in building the monument in the spring. They are near their $200,000 goal and have received donations of over $30,000 in recent weeks.
A check from the Makefield Women’s Association will be presented to the foundation at the ceremony.
The foundation would like to remind the community that any veteran who lived in Lower Makefield or Yardley Borough at any time in their lives, can have his/her name engraved on Veteran Square’s Wall of Honor at no charge. They also invite the community to join the over 250 individuals, organizations and businesses who are already a permanent part of Veterans Square Monument, by purchasing an engraved Freedom Paver as part of their Stepping Stone Campaign.
Call 267-274-1195 or e-mail info@VeteransSquare.com.