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Chadds Ford Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Please join us on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th for a ceremony honoring our veterans. The Chadds Ford Township Residents Association is proud to continue the tradition of honoring our local veterans buried at the Brandywine Baptist Church cemetery. As usual, our local Boy Scout Troop 31 will be the color guard for this ceremony and will be joined by scouts from Troop 191, as well as veterans from American Legion Brandywine Post 811 who will perform the twenty-one gun salute. This year’s guest speaker will be Eric Gartner, Retired United States Air Force Colonel, current 51st United States Marshal, and longtime Chadds Ford resident. The program for the morning is as follows.

Gather: 8:00-8:15am

Program to start no later than 8:30am

Processional: Color guard and Boy Scout troops — from upper parking lot to mid-drive

Welcome by American Legion Brandywine Post 811 representative Erik Kocher

Invocation by Pastor Robert Kossak

National Anthem sung by Melinda Quinn

Speech by Col. Eric Gartner, USAF, Ret.

Placing of flowers on veterans’ graves (marked with flags)

21-gun Salute by American Legion Brandywine Post 811

Taps by Scout from BSA Troop 31

Benediction by Pastor Robert Kossak



May 27
8:30 am - 9:00 am


Brandywine Baptist Church
1463 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 United States
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