11th Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Parade and Commemorative Ceremony

Credit: http://www.veteranssquare.org/

Lower Makefield Township and Veterans Square Foundation welcome the community to attend its 11th Annual Veterans Parade and Commemorative Ceremony on Sun., Nov. 12th.  The parade begins at 1 pm at Edgewood & Long Acre, followed by a commemorative ceremony immediately afterwards at Veterans Square Monument.  The parade marshal this year is 98-year-old World War II veteran Carl N. Wallnau who proudly served his country for over 40 years!  Guest speaker is US Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Warner who was awarded 20 medals while serving in both the US Army and Air Force.

The Pennsbury Marching Band “Long Orange Line” will play in the parade and participate in the ceremony, and the 35-member PHS Falconairs Womens Choir will sing during the ceremony.   This year, there will be a decorated bike, wagon and stroller contest, and toiletries will be collected for homeless veterans.

A new Lower Makefield youth group will be organizing the collection of five toiletry items to benefit the Perimeter Program of the Philadelphia Veterans Multi Service Center, which serves meals and hot showers to between 60 and 100 veterans daily. (vmcenter.org).  The center provides outreach to Bucks County veterans.

Parade marshal, Mr. Wallnau, will be introduced by the 17-year-old leader of this youth group, a PHS senior.

Veterans, scouts, school, athletic, and community groups are welcome to march.


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