Union and West End Cemetery

The Union and West End Cemetery is located in center city Allentown. The main entrance is on 10th Street at 10th and Chew Streets. The cemetery is mantained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ten board members (also volunteers) serve the cemetery association and manage the finances, make application for grants, solicit donations and participate in the maintenance of the cemetery.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

 

Flag Day in the Cemetery


On Saturday, May 15, 2010, members of Chapter 190 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart along with members of the cemetery association were in the cemetery to place new flags on the graves of every veteran of every war.

There were close to a thousand flags placed on the graves of those that had been identified as having fought in a war involving Americans. Flags were placed on graves of veterans of the French Indian War, Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Viet Nam War.



Don Johnson of the MOPH placing a new flag on a veterans grave




Janet Hagenauer, Director of cemetery association and cemetery "Historian".
Janet located all of the veterans graves in the cemetery


New flags are placed on the graves of veterans buried in the Union & West End Cemetery and at cemeteries through-out the State,twice a year, just prior to Memorial Day and then again in November prior to Armed Forces Day. The flags are provided free of charge to veterans organizations by the Office of Veterans Affairs.






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