Come to the center of Montgomery County’s seat, Norristown, to Hancock Square right outside the Courthouse, for a 12 noon Decoration Day ceremony presented by the W.S. Hancock Society. For the past 16 years we have been at Montgomery Cemetery on this date but due to being “locked out”, we have moved our very pleasing and well attended ceremony to a place just as fitting in honoring this Montgomery County hero along with those who gave their lives during the American Civil War. The Soldier’s and Sailor’s monument that sits in Hancock Square gives memory to those brave men from Norristown and, in keeping with the origins of Decoration Day, we will come together for this solemn and patriotic day to honor their lives.
As this is our first year at Hancock Square and the year that celebrates the bicentennial of Norristown’s founding, we hope you’ll come and rediscover the monumental history and beauty of a town with an incredible past.
Music by the Norristown Chorale. Narrative by W.S. Hancock Society Historian, Bruce Stocking with wreath laying.