Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morning Call Memorial Day Coverage
If you view the post for May 25th, you will note that Chapter 190, of the Military Order of the Purple Heart conducted a Memorial Day ceremony in The Union and West End Cemetery. This presentation, honoring the members of the various military services that died in combat in a foreign lands, was special in that nearly 100 hundred elementary school students from the Cleveland Elementary School were on hand.
The service was indeed memorable, but included the Boy Scout Troop 99 from Cleveland Elementary School serving as Flag Bearer's (Honor Guard) but the Scouts also participated in a flag burning ceremony, along with a number of female students and non-Scouts, that followed the regular Memorial Day ceremony.
The students then spent the day in the cemetery locating graves of veterans of all wars, participating in demonstrations of cooking using Dutch ovens and roasting Winnie's over an open fire.
The Morning Call was requested to be present for this program which was held on the Friday before the Monday holiday. Yes, there was a reporter representing the Morning Call (no photographer), but he and I both knew that whatever he wrote and no matter how glowing, it would never get past the Editors. And so it was; nothing appeared in the Morning Call about this ceremony. I know there are many, many Memorial Day ceremonies in the Lehigh Valley over the Memorial Day weekend, but the Military Order of the Purple Heart? These are veterans that were wounded in battle but survived. Don't they deserve some recognition for their sacrifices?
View a slide show of the even by checking the archives for May 25, 2012
And so it goes!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Memorial Day Service in The Cemetery
The Cleveland Elementary School Students (4th and 5th Grades)
Celebrating Memorial Day in the Union and West End Cemetery.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Historic Cemetery Fence Down
Four sections of the historic wrought iron fence are down in the Union & West End Cemetery. An automobile accident at 1:38 a.m. on Sunday morning took out four sections of the wrought iron fence of the historic Union & West End Cemetery. The fencing on 10th Street just North of Gordon was partially demolished by a vehicle driven by an indiviual that is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or Alcohol.
The damage can be clearly seen in the photos posted below:
The Cemetery Association is obtaining a copy of the Police Report and will persue the responsible indiviual for cost of repairs to the Historic Cemetery wrought iron fence.
And so it goes...
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sinkhole Part 2 - December 30, 2011
Sinkhole 10th and Gordon, Allentown, PA. December 30 after City of Allentown Public Works department began excavating the street over the sinkhole.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Sinkhole Photos 12-29-2011
The photos that follow were taken on Thursday, December 29, 2011 before any excavation began. As you will see, the initial indication would lead one to believe that it was not a serious problem. Little did we know.
Photos by Everette Carr. All Rights Reserved © 2011.
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