Doylestown Memorial Day Parade celebrates a milestone

Tim Jimenez
May 28, 2018 - 10:05 am

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The 150th annual Doylestown Memorial Day Parade kicked off Monday morning. 

To mark the milestone, organizers sought to help those who served. 

The tiles were commissioned by historic Moravian Tile Works.
Chris Suessenguth
When organizers of the parade first came up with the idea of selling specially designed tiles to commemorate the 150th anniversary, the money raised was originally going to help with parade costs. But parade Marshal Chris Suessenguth said they changed their minds.

"Why don't we go ahead and support our veterans groups?" reiterated Suessenguth. 

Funds from sales for commemorative tiles a keepsake for the oldest such parade in the country will benefit organizations like the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

"We've shipped several throughout the country to residents or people interested in owning a tile that no longer live in the area," he added.

The tiles, commissioned by historic Moravian Tile Works, feature 13 stars and a bugler playing taps; they go for $45 each

"All the proceeds, once we finalize our sales, will be divided up between the five veterans groups in the Doylestown area," Suessenguth said.