Williams Township residents will hold a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, at 6 p.m. to honor fallen heroes, living veterans, and service persons on active duty.
The sunset ceremony will be held at the Williams Twp. Municipal Building, 655 Cider Press Rd. in Williams Township. David Heintzelman of Hellertown will deliver the address. Arthur Verba, a senior township veteran, will lay a wreath at the base of the memorial to the township’s Fallen Heroes, whose names will be read by Dale Murray. Joseph Schiller of the township Planning Commission will convey greetings on behalf of the community of Williams. Ronald Hineline, Memorial Committee member, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Heintzelman, who has helped numerous veterans’ families deal with loss, noted: “We need to embrace the journey they [the servicemen and women] lived and show our true and loving support to them; for they are not to be the forgotten but are the heroes we all long to be!”
A Community Recognition Award will be given to Adam Koerber and his children, Jesse and Melissa, in appreciation for the contributions they make in assisting the school children with their salutes to veterans and in site preparations for the program each year.
Also participating are the Wilson Area High School Band, Boy Scout Troop 31, Girl Scout Junior Troop 889, Brownie Troop 8022 of Williams Twp., Pastor Blake Heffner of St. John’s Church of Morgan Hill, the firing squad of Marine Corps League/Northampton County Detachment, students from Williams Township Elementary School, members of the Veterans Memorial Committee, and many individual citizens.
The community at large is invited to join this program of recognition. Parking is available at the Williams Township Municipal Building. Attendees are urged to bring their own chairs.
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