April 17, 2019
One of the best tributes to the real Vietnam War veteran, to include those of other nations who fought beside them, we have seen. It is about who they really were, what they did, and how they have and continue to sacrifice for our benefit:
And think of it, ten percent of their generation served in comparison to one percent or less now. Speaks to the scale of the “conflict” in comparison to those which followed. Incidentally, estimates for those who served in World War II range between 9 and 11 percent of all Americans (more than one generation).
As of 17 April 2019
October 11, 2018
From the Bethlehem Press (and ironically not the Morning Call):
“There will be a free public rededication of the plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 at noon Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets. The event is sponsored by the county of Lehigh.”
For more details: LEHIGH CO. Rededication set for Oct. 19 | Bethlehem Press
For information on other monuments in the Lehigh Valley: click here. If we have missed one, let us know.
As of 11 October 2018
June 30, 2018
Annually, Zion UCC (see flyer) annually reads the Declaration of Independence at a Sunday Service. It serves as a reminder of how special a nation we are, and how blessed we are to have our liberties and freedoms — though we often take them for granted in our our workaday lives. Easton also does this on July 8
, the day in 1776 the Declaration was first read in this area. At the time, Easton was the seat of county government for what are now Lehigh and Northampton counties. Both events are worth the trip, for they cause us to think on how the Declaration of Independence came about.
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June 29, 2018
The decision ends a three-year debate over the best location to honor troops who served in that conflict.
Source: Desert Storm memorial to be built on National Mall near Vietnam Wall
April 25, 2018
[Editor’s Note: Considering this is the land of the “Bloody Buckets” and Bethlehem Steel was the largest shipbuilder of the time and armored the the modern Navy, it is surprising how little interest our state or its government have shown in the 100th anniversary of a war which dramatically changed us once again. This war completed our ascendance as world power in both the business and military senses of the word. We Americans tend to think that what is, always was, because we rarely put our ear to the rail of history. It is not so. And history is useful towards the learning of what works and does not work, if this special nation is to avoid arrogance. If you know a high school history teacher or a history or sociology professor, you might want to mention this symposium to them. ]
STILL NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP
World War 1 History Symposium – Saturday, 12 May 2018 at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Please forward to any associates who might be interested!
Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania World War One Centennial Committee. Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on The History of the First World War. This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register. See the event flyer for registration details. Read the rest of this entry »
September 27, 2016
Thursday, November 10
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
For more information: Tribute to the Borinqueneers | Northampton Community College Serving the Lehigh Valley and beyond
As of 27 September 2016
January 20, 2016
Robin Carmody, our Chair of the Veterans Reading Brigade, is calling for veterans to step forward and volunteer to read to elementary school students during school hours and/or after-school programs in the Allentown School District (We can use volunteers for other school districts as well.). Read the rest of this entry »
August 14, 2015
After years of hard work, the Easton Area High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee has announced it will be conducting a dedication ceremony for its high school’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial on 29 August at 10 a.m. The public is invited.
The memorial was erected to pay tribute to those who attended Easton Area High School and went off to serve in the Vietnam Conflict — some of whom never returned home. It is one of the few such high school memorials in the nation. Working strictly at a grassroots level, the effort is a stellar, everyman achievement, and speaks well of their community and our Lehigh Valley in regard to recognizing both the importance and price of military service to our nation. Read the rest of this entry »
September 12, 2014
On 24 September 2014 at DeSales University, the Rotary Club of Saucon/Center Valley has arranged for a local American History historian of renown, Professor Donald L. Miller of Lafayette College, to talk on “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys who fought the air war against Nazi Germany”. Expect a riveting account of the stoic courage of these men who fought a new kind of warfare. Miller is currently working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the production of an HBO mini-series based on the book. Tickets are $35 for the limited seating event. Read the rest of this entry »
March 4, 2014
During the this year, Northampton Community College will be exploring the topic “Off to War and Coming Home: Historical perspectives on Military Veterans During and After Their Service, 1946-Present” through a series of discussions, and presentations made possible by a grant form the National Endowment for the Humanities matched by generous donors. Read the rest of this entry »