Joseph O'Dorisio * Thomas Roberts Reath * George H. Righter * David Rupp, III * Alec Scott * Camillo Traino * William H. S. Shultz * Pennington H. Way * Raymond J. Ballone * Lewin Bennet Barringer * Edwin M. Blackstone * Sidney F. T. Brock * A. Ward Canizares, Jr. * Vincent N. Cappelli * Joseph J. Carbine * James Carothers * Samuel E. Carr * Domenic J. Castorani * John J. Chester * Ralph M. Colflesh * Calvin G. Condiff, Jr. * Vincent J. Cornacchio * Anthony Leslie Cowan * George Darcy * Louis De Rico * James DiBartolomeo * Bernard DiFrancesco, Jr. * Charles A. DiValerio * Albert M. Ehart, Jr. * Edmund A. Faggioli * Joseph A. Fanelli * Frank J. Fazio * Louis A. Ferrante * Albert T. Fiorini * James A. Fitzpatrick * Charles H. Fleming * William T. Flynn * Vincent J. Forte * Thomas J. Foy, Jr. * Anthony A. Franchetti * William M. Freas * Fred P. Friel * Paul J. Gaffney * Joseph J. Gallagher * Albert R. Gatti * Angelo P. Giordano * Edward J. Glackin * Stanley S. Gondek * William Gormley * Charles W. Grater * Arthur E. Greenwood * John J. Gribbin * William E. Gross * John F. Haines * Edward A. Hanlon * John J. Harkins * William R. Harney * Henry J. Harper * William J. Hartnett * Charles J. Haughton * Joseph P. Haughton * John A. Heintz * Joseph T. Hennessey * Louis J. Herb * Andrew H. Hershey * Albert G. Hess * Joseph F. Hill * Albert H. Hoelsworth * George W. Hogan * Charles R. Hopkins * Charles E. Horstmann * Albert C. Huber * George R. Hughes * Walter E. Huhn * Frederick W. Hunter * James F. Jackson * Raymond F. Jackson * Joseph F. Janda * Albert J. Janulewicz * George A. Jaroszewski * Charles J. Jastremski * Walter J. Jenkins * Raymond G. Jensen * Walter E. Jester * Harold A. Johnson * John R. Johnson * William H. Johnson * George A. Jones * Joseph P. Joyce * John J. Kane * Louis F. Kelleher * William F. Kelleher * Alfred J. Kelley * John J. Kelly * Thomas F. Kelly * William J. Kelly * Harry A. Kenney * Thomas H. Killeen * William J. King * John J. Kinsella * Thomas J. Kinslow * John A. Kirchgessner * John A. Kirschner * George E. Klauder * John J. Klinger * Walter A. Knecht * Albert J. Knoll * William J. Knowles * Herman J. Koehler * Joseph J. Koller * Albert J. Konrad * Peter J. Kowalski * Joseph F. Krajewski * Joseph F. Kruczek * George H. Krumenacker * Albert F. Kuchler * Frank J. Kuhn * James J. Lafferty * James F. Lamb * Joseph P. Lamb * Leo J. Lamb * William J. Lamb * John J. Lane * Edward J. Lang * William J. Larkin * Walter J. Lauer * John A. Lawlor * George H. Leary * John T. Leary * Joseph A. Leary * Michael J. Leary * Charles H. Lee * George F. Lutz

this year’s parade will be held on

Monday, May 27th 2025

Join the Parade!

radnor township

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Please join us for the annual Memorial Day celebration.

All active and retired military personnel are welcome to march!

Monday, 26 May 2025 at 9:45 AM
(Rain or Shine)

A brief Memorial Ceremony will immediately follow the parade
at the corner of Runnymede and South Wayne Avenues.

Countdown to Radnor Memorial Day Parade








parade details

Guest Speaker:

Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR (Ret)

Colonel Helgeson was named President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in March of 2020 after previously serving as Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent and Commandant of Cadets. Colonel Helgeson attended Penn State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. At Penn State he played Varsity Lacrosse and later walked on to the football team as a receiver on the 1986 National Championship and 1987 Citrus Bowl Teams. Upon graduation Colonel Helgeson was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

During his time on active duty he participated in a wide range of training exercises and operational deployments including Exercise Alpine Warrior, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Iraq), Operation Provide Promise and Deny Flight (former Yugoslavia) and Continue Hope (Somalia). In 1998 after serving as an instructor at The Infantry Officer Course, Colonel Helgeson was assigned as the Head Coach for the Sprint Football team at the United States Naval Academy. While at the Naval Academy, he and three other Marines biked and ran across America in 27 days to raise money for the Children’s Hopes and Dreams Foundation.

In 2000 Colonel Helgeson left active duty for civilian employment with MBNA Bank in Wilmington, DE. In 2004 he joined the Selected Marine Corps Reserve, took command of an Engineer Support Company and completed the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. After assignments as Executive Officer and Commander of 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, he was mobilized and deployed to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps Special Operations Command in 2010. In 2011 he returned to civilian employment with Sechan Electronics, a defense electronics manufacturing service provider based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. In 2013 he was once again mobilized and deployed to Afghanistan and served as Special Operations Coordinator for Helmand and Nimroz provinces.

Colonel Helgeson and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: Stuart, Sarah, and Samantha.


Grand Marshall:

Douglas Felski

Mr Douglas Felski has lived in Radnor Township his entire life. 

Doug Graduated from Radnor High School June 1961. He Continued his education at Denison University, graduating   1965.
 Pursuing a masters degree Doug enrolled at Denver University Colorado.
The  Vietnam War became the center point of Doug’s student life and He Joined the United States Air Force OCS Program 1966.Doug was sent to Vance Air Force Base Oklahoma for. Pilot training and air education. 
Rising quickly through the ranks Captain Felski  Finished his Air Force Military service’s in Korea (1971.)
Returning home Doug started his 45+ year career at American Pool Co. that same year He  Volunteered  To serve with the Radnor Township Fire Company.The past  52+ years He has served at every level of the RFC from probationary firefighter to  Chief of the Radnor Fire Company. 
Doug was one of the founding members of the Radnor township Memorial Day parade Committee which he now is the Senior member.
Douglas Felski has given a lifetime of Service to Our community ,state and Nation. 
Today we Thank and Honor one of Radnor Nations Selfless citizens ,
Mr. Douglas Felski 




a brief history of memorial day

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor those who have died in service of the United States of America It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

It is now observed in every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363).

Photos courtesy of Pete Bannan / Main Line Suburban Life