Williams Township residents will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. to honor fallen heroes, living veterans, and service persons on active duty.

Judge SmithThe sunset ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial on the Williams Twp. Municipal campus, 655 Cider Press Rd. in Williams Township. The Honorable Edward G. Smith, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of PA, will deliver the address. Richard Kaniper, long-time Williams Township resident, will lay a wreath at the base of the memorial to the township’s Fallen Heroes. Ray Abert, Williams Township Supervisor, will convey greetings on behalf of the community of Williams. The “Gettysburg Address” will be presented by Abigail Sagrestano of Girl Scout Troop 889. Richard Seiffert, Memorial Committee member, will serve as master of ceremonies.

A Community Service Recognition Award will be presented to Cathy and Scott Leiber in honor of their work with Judith’s Reading Room, a program which provides custom libraries to not-for-profit organizations. “We want our individually prepared libraries to be a universal symbol representing the ideal that every person around the world deserves access to literature, which has the power to transport and transform,” notes their website.

Also participating are the Wilson Area High School Band under the directorship of Jonathan Freidhoff, Boy Scout Troop 31 of Williams Twp., Pastor Rob Romig of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, 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.