May 25, 2015
The Frenchtown Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday. The procession, led by the Frenchtown American Legion, will assemble in Old Frenchtown Field and then follow the usual route and program. Frenchtown has been honoring the soldiers, sailors and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice this way for many decades.
The first stop will be at the Doughboy statue in front of the school where a wreath will be laid, a prayer said, and salutes fired. The next stop will be at the American Legion Hall at Sixth and Harrison streets, with speeches and music by Delaware Valley High School's Golden Regiment marching band. A wreath will be laid, a prayer said, and taps will be played.
On the Delaware River bridge, a salute will be fired, and down below, a flower boat will be launched in memory of sailors lost at sea. An airplane will make a low pass over the bridge and over the last stop in the Frenchtown Cemetery, dropping flowers. Prayers will be offered at the bridge and the cemetery.