America's heart still beats true in its small towns.
And nowhere is this more evident than in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey just across the Delaware River from the nation's Cradle of Liberty, Philadelphia.
In this picturesque colonial village Memorial Day is still characterized by solemn observance.
We were there this morning in Haddonfield as a brief parade moved down Kings Highway to the veterans' monuments at Haddonfield Memorial High School.
The parade included the Post 38 Color Guard and members of the Post, the High School Marching Band, the mayor and commissioners, the memorial service flag presenters (Daughters of the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic), the Girl Scouts, Boy Scout Troops 64 and 65 and Cub Scout Packs 64 and 65, the Jack Schweiker Composite Unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an apparatus of Haddon Fire Co. No. 1 and the Ambulance Association.
As always, this event was a fitting tribute to our fallen heroes and to all those who have served.