Veterans, students, scouts and residents marched along Glen Ave.
Hundreds of residents from Glenolden and surrounding towns from as far as Darby Borough turned out for the Memorial Day ceremony and parade hosted by the Murray-Stuart American Legion Post #566 on Glen Ave. in Glenolden. One veteran, naval officer Bill McCuen, is a Glenolden native now living in Virginia who attended with his family.
Opening remarks were offered by Post Senior Vice Commander James Kaufman and the invocation was offered by Post Chaplain Glen King.
Alyssa Madori is the Post’s 2014 Poppy Queen. She attended the event with her grandmother, Marlene Madori.
The event featured scores of area Boy, Girl and Cub scout packs and troops and the Interboro High School Marching Band.
First responders from the Glenolden Fire Co. #1 and the Crozer-Keystone Health System were there as was Alyssa Madori, the Post’s 2014 Poppy Queen, who rode in a red Corvette.
A special recognition award was given by Post #566 to the Sons of the American Legion that was accepted by John Callahan.
Marchers crossed Chester Pike from the Murray-Stuart Post concluding at the Glenolden Library.
Glenolden Cub Scout Pack #44 with leaders (from left) Lisa Krautheimer and Bill Bosch. Not shown is adult leader Ed Bank.
Brownies (Troop #527) and Girl Scouts (Troop #5112) from Darby Township and St. Joseph’s Church in Collingdale respectively, were joined by parents Kim Ladley and Brenda Dunfee.
Cub scouts from Darby Borough (Pack #224); Colwyn (Pack #1136) and Woodlyn (Pack #1936) along with their leaders (in rear from left) Colleen Howell, Mary Williams and Stacey Graham, participated in the parade.
Norwood residents Jason and Kimberly McCloskey enjoyed the event with sons (from left) Dylan, Elliot and Jonathon.
Glenolden Mayor Gerry Quinn (at podium) offered welcoming remarks to start the ceremony. He was flanked by members of the Murray-Stuart Post and other veterans.
Mary Anne McMinn (center) is president of the Post’s auxiliary, which at age 90, is the oldest American Legion auxiliary organization in the nation.
John Callahan holds the plaque he received on behalf of the Sons of the American Legion.
Glenolden resident Jerry Davis is a volunteer firefighter for the Colwyn Fire Department.
Members of the Murray-Stuart American Legion Post #566 performed a gun salute during the ceremony.
Prospect Park resident Deb Glover enjoyed the parade with her dog, Harlee Madison, a Boston terrier.
Navy veteran Bill McCuen, a Glenolden native now living in Virginia, returned for the parade with his sons, Patrick (left) and Michael.