Please join us for the 15th Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 beginning at 1pm.
All veterans and active duty military are welcome to march in the parade. If you would like to do so, please contact Kathleen Howell, LMT Parks and Recreation Dept., at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, welcome home and honor those who served in Afghanistan, and dedicate the 10th bronze Wall of Honor plaque with 90 names of LMT and Yardley veterans. We will also honor our Parade Marshal Capt. Adrian Saguil, a woman, who served 2 tours in Iraq.
Also honored this year is Dennis Hough, a stone mason who helped build Veterans Square Monument. He received full military honors at his funeral service at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. His son will receive proclamations in his honor.
The Pennsbury High School Marching Band and Pennsbury Community Choir are part of the ceremony, and it is usually attended by our Congressional representative, state senator, and state representative.
VIEW OUR PARADE FLYER HERE.
VIEW OUR EVENT DETAILS HERE.
The parade will begin at Edgewood and Long Acre Roads and end at Veterans Square Monument. At approximately 1:45PM to 2:00PM a thirty minute ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm and dedicate the 10th bronze Wall of Honor plaque.
VIEW THE 10th WOH PLAQUE HERE.
Past Events and Fundraisers
Ever since our first event, the Kickoff in March of 2009. the Veterans Committee has worked very hard to ensure a continuous effort towards raising the necessary funds to build the monument.
March 2008 - fundraising kickoff at Continental Tavern
November 2008 - auction held at Makefield Highlands - raised $23,000
March 2009 - fundraiser held at Yardley Inn featuring the Phillies Ruben Amaro - raised $10,000
April 2010 - Stepping Stone Campaign. We raised over $10,000 towards the Monument project, raised continued awareness - and sold our first batch of Engraved Bricks! Please visit our Sponsors page to see the list of all the folks that made this night a success!
April 2011- fundraiser held at Yardley Inn featuring former Philadelphia Flyer Bill Clement - raised $10,000
September 2011 - Groundbreaking Ceremony and Community Concert - Groundbreaking was postponed due to inclement weather, but the Masonic Lodge allowed the concert to be held inside saving the day for us. Pennsbury Community Band put on a great show with a packed house. We also auctioned off painted, unique eagles donated by Artists of Yardley.
November 2011 - Veterans Parade and Groundbreaking.
January 2012- Texas Hold 'em
September 2012 - Labor Day Concert
Yoga in the Park was held every Tuesday during the summer of 2013
September 2013 - Labor Day Concert
November 10, 2013 - Veterans Day Parade
November 9, 2014 - Veterans Day Parade and Dedication
Sept 2015 - Labor Day Concert
May 2015 - Unheralded Courage WWII Presentation
November 6, 2021 – Veterans Square Monument’s 10th Bronze Wall of Honor plaque to be dedicated