Veteran’s day is an official US holiday, observed annually on November 11th to give thanks to the brave men and women who served the country in time of war. If you are looking to celebrate this holiday in the best way possible, but are unsure of where to begin, we have here a list of Lehigh Valley events that will help you plan the day better.
1. Bethlehem – the community is invited to uncover the untold brave stories of World War II as SteelSacks hosts “The Greatest Generation” Veteran’s Day event on 11 November, at 1:00 pm. You can enter the event for free, which will take place at the ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way.
2017’s special guests are Paul Kunkel, a member of the Army’s 22nd Special Services Company who was amongst those who were tasked with converting Shino shrines in colonized Japan into movie houses for U.S soldiers; Frank Lordan, a US Army Ammunition Corporal member who worked with a piece of weaponry equipment known as a proximity fuse that Patton accredited helping to win the Battle of the Bulge, and many other powerful and interesting personalities.
2. Allentown – On Saturday, 11 of November at 11:30 am, the Leigh Valley Heritage Museum will host a slide-lecture on “Remembering World War I” and Armistice Day. Museum members can enter for free, whereas non-members are required to pay $8 (for adults) and $3 (for children).
3. Allentown – Another interesting Veteran’s Day event at Allentown is a concert, referred to as “A Salute to the Flag”, which will be live from 9:30 am to 11 am on Thursday, 9 November. If you are interested in the event then you will be pleased to know that its admission is totally free.
4. Easton – Forks of the Delaware and the Easton Memorial Day Parade Council will hold the yearly Veterans Day program at the Oak Grove Memorial Garden, on Saturday the 11th at 10:30 am.
5. Phillipsburg – The 20th yearly William Nixon Veterans Tribute will be held on Sunday, 12th of November, in the Phillipsburg High School auditorium. The event will start at noon, whereas the tribute will begin at 1 pm. The event will basically celebrate the 100th anniversary of WWI, the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March, and the 75th anniversary of the American Navy Seabees.
US Air Force Pilot Bruce Lawrence will be welcomed to the distinctive flying cross community. The key speaker will be James Sikra; a US Air Force retired Colonel.6. Williams Township – Veterans will be commemorated at the event on Saturday, at 11 am, at the Veterans Memorial located on the Williams Township Municipal site. The MC, Richard Capongiro will observe a moment of silence for all the veterans who lost their lives since November of 2016. A flag will also be raised in honor of the veterans.