Ira F. Smith, originally of Kistler's Valley, Lehigh County and now of Allentown, will be honored at the Hokendaqua American Legion on Friday, June 11th at 6:30.
Many of the patriotic organizations of the Lehigh Valley will converge on Legion Post #739 for this event. Please join Ira's family and support one of our "Greatest Generation." I will be delivering remarks celebrating Ira's service to our country.
You can also bring your tired, worn and torn flags and give them a proper disposal.
Ira was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge at St. Vith and wounded again due to the American bombing of the warehouse he was being held at by the Germans. He served the remainder of the war as a prisoner in Germany's Stalag 11.
This is the 14th Annual Flag Disposal Ceremony at the Legion Post. The public is invited and refreshments will be available afterward.
You can learn more about Ira by reading my Blog post from March 31, 2010.