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In tribute to our fallen heroes

PRESS PHOTOS BY SCOTT M. NAGY Trumpeters Bryce Bailey and Bob Sedlock play taps during Whitehall Township's Memorial Day service, held May 31 on the grounds of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The township's veterans groups - American Legion Post 367, Fullerton; Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt - participated in the program.
Gold Star Mother Delores Reed (right) and Cathie Mlynek listen as township and Post officials speak at the ceremony. Reed lost her son, Jesse, a 2002 graduate of Whitehall High School, in 2010 during military service in Afghanistan.
Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. offers remarks.
Program attendees stand quietly in reflection.
PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR. Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426 Ladies Auxiliary leader Gail Yudt and Post Commander Larry Gutleber place wreaths at Coplay's war memorial, Maple and Chestnut streets, during the borough's Memorial Day services. The ceremony, originally scheduled for May 30, was moved to the following day because of weather.
A wreath is dropped from the Coplay-Northampton Bridge to honor veterans lost at sea.