Grace Moore walked slowly from one gravestone to the other, her head bent as she read the names: Henry E. Butler, Spanish American War, Army. Henry W. Klemmer, World War I, Navy. Frank M. Flack, World War I, Army.
"There's a lot of people that have died for our freedom," Moore, a former Army nurse and a veteran of the Vietnam War, said at the Doylestown Cemetery on Monday. "It's important to pass that on."
Moore and thousands of others took part in the Doylestown Memorial Day Parade, which organizers believe is the oldest in the country.
It was a day for remembering, a day for waving flags, bowing heads and playing Taps, clear and true, across the cemetery, where veterans and others gathered at the end of the parade route for a short memorial service.