Media's 52nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, which is the largest Veterans Day parade in the state, will be held ceremoniously on Friday, November 11, at 11:11 a.m.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be participating in the day's ceremony, Bob Dimond, parade coordinater and Korean War veteran confirmed Friday.
Dimond said Biden's Office contacted him saying the vice president was interested in attending the parade. Coincidently, Dimond's wife, Dale, worked on Biden's orginial Senate campaign.
After several phone calls back and forth with Bidens Office, Dimond got the confirmation call Friday that Biden and his wife will be attending.
The parade will begin at State Street and Edgmont Avenue. It will stop two times for the rifle salute, and playing of "Taps" to honor fallen soldiers, at both State and Jackson Streets in front of the war memorial, as well as in front of
A ceremony will follow the parade at the County Courthouse, where the Bidens will be located, and include the singing of the National Anthem, unfurling of the American flag, and speeches by local veterans and political dignitaries.
Biden is said to arrive at the Delaware County Courthouse around 12:30 p.m. Friday. There is no parking starting at 5:30 a.m. along Veteran's Square and Front Street and no parking starting at 10 a.m. along State and parts of Orange streets.
Expected to march in the parade are several veterans groups representing all wars, Congressman Pat Meehan, and Delaware County and Media Borough Council members.
There will be a variety of music, with a dozen bands set to march, including and Strath Haven High School bands.
Dogs are not allowed at the event and there is no rain date.
Since State Street will be closed for the parade, SEPTA will provide shuttle buses on Baltimore Avenue between Orange Street and Providence Road between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Also, please be advised that White House security personnel are expected to be in the area of the County Courthouse and downtown Media this week.
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