Update 5/25/20: Added photos of the 1970 (more likely early 1960’s) Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Andree Wyckoff, shot from across the street from Rorer’s Hardware Store (now 31 East Broad Street), facing east showing the house that stood where there is now a parking lot. The gas pumps in front of Rorer’s suggest these pictures are more likely from the early to mid 1960s … but we could use more information on this.
Update 5/24/20: Added photos of the 1961 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Terry Devlin. Also added PDFs with information on the photos, provided by Facebook commenters.
Thanks to Dick and Hope Sudlow, we have some fun images of the 1992 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, marching west on Broad Street.
- Click to view 1992 parade in the Image Archives (new window)
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- 1 – Central High School Marching Band
- 2 – Hopewell Museum truck float – WWII Honor Roll
- 3 – Ladies auxiliary (?)
- 4 – Thunderbird convertible (?)
- 5 – Central High School Marching Band (at Princeton Ave)
- 6 – Crowd at Blackwell Ave.
- 7 – Legion with large flag
- 8 – Hopewell Harvest Fair – Civil War Camp – A Soldier Writes Home To His Wife
- 9 – Scouts – Teepee
- 10 – Merritt Brothers – Milk Truck
- 11 – Fire Truck
And, as a bonus, here are some photos of Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parades circa 1950, marching on East Broad at Princeton, on Mercer at West Broad (in color), and on North Greenwood and Railroad (by the bridge).
- Click to view 1950s images in the Image Archives (new window)
And see the earlier post comparing these photos to similar views in other images:
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More on Memorial Day Activities
Posts on Memorial Day parades and activities
See also Town Events and Veterans Organizations
Memorial Day Parades
- Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992
- Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990
- Hopewell Memorial Day Parades – 1960s & 70s
- Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery
- Memorial Day Snapshots – Behind the Scenes – 1960s and 2005
- Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950
- Hopewell Parade Videos 1946 – 1948 – Memorial Day & 1948 Firemen’s videos
Memorial Day and Related History
- Memorial Day – Hopewell’s First Fatality in WW II (1943)
- V-J Day in Hopewell (1945), as reported in the Hopewell News
- 1940s Hopewell Videos – Hopewell Honor Roll
Memorial Day Observances
- Hopewell Memorial Day Weekend Parades and Veterans Services 2023
- Memorial Day Weekend Veterans Services 2022