Lehighton UVO salautes at Weissport Park
Services at Union Hill Cemetery - Steve Ebbert speaker
Honoring the Lost at Sea - Wreath into Lehigh River
Wreath Floats Away
"Faith of Our Fathers" - Lehighton Band + Lehighton Boys & Girls Band
|Mayor Ritter and the Poppy Queen enjoy the shade before the program began.|
|Mayor Clark Ritter greets Clarence Smoyer, Lehighton native and subject|
of Adam Makos book entitled Spearhead.
And there he was marched at the point of a Japanese boynet, during the infamous Bataan Death March. And unknown to his parents, he had survived.
Clarence Smoyer and Joseph “Yzush” Sitarchyk were friends as young boys.
|As a youth, Smoyer and his friends|
had a hut near Heilman's Dam on
the Mahoning. They'd shoot bullfrogs
with their BB guns and eat the frogs
legs over a campfire.
|Fifth grade students came to the cemetery Thursday night 5/23 to do a Veterans Walk. Then they assisted the UVO and scout groups in decorating veteran graves with over 1,000 flags in prepartion for Memorial Day Services.|
|Members of the Lehighton UVO escort Clarence to his seat at the Lehighton Meet and Greet held for him on Wednesday 5/22/19.|