While some communities are content with honoring memorial with a single parade, Lower Bucks County is having events throughout Memorial Day weekend to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The weekend kicked off at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade. This parade carries on the tradition of yellow ribbons to honor the fallen, but this year has a unique twist.
A time capsule was buried Saturday under a stone in the Penndel Memorial Recreation Field, which will not be opened until April 15, 2075. The capsule contains mementos from last year when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a smaller version of the monument in D.C., visited Penndel.
The Tullytown Memorial Day Parade began at 12 p.m. Saturday and Tullytown is hosting the SamStorm band from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday evening.
The Falls Township Memorial Day Parade kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. In past years, it has featured the Pennsbury High School Marching Band, old firetrucks and police vehicles, and the Eastern Pennsylvania Girl Scouts.
The Fallsington United Methodist Church will have a float in Sunday’s parade marking its 150th anniversary and a stand to sell hot dogs and other drinks and snacks.
Monday also has its fair share of festivities. Langhorne Borough will have its own parade beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will include a contest for kids to decorate their bicycles with prizes for the best ones. Croydon also has a parade at 11:30 a.m.
Many communities are also taking time to honor Memorial Day in reverence with memorial services, such as Falls Township, Newtown, and Yardley-Makefield. Washington Crossing is holding its annual Memorial Day observance on Sunday. While no Americans were killed in the crossing, some fell victim to the harsh winter environment and disease.
Sesame Place is also celebrating Memorial Day by hosting a marvelous fireworks display on Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m.