Valley eatery hosts holiday ceremony
Mission BBQ, Whitehall, again hosted a special free meal for veterans Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The restaurant, 1421 Grape St., has held this event since its opening in 2016.
The annual Veterans Day ceremony at the restaurant included representatives from several municipalities in the Lehigh Valley. Catasauqua was represented by veterans Malcolm Heffley, Stephan Heffley, Howard Cunningham and Nick Mattesi.
The Harry F.W. Johnson American Legion Post 379, Bethlehem, provided the colors.
Joan Glover, of Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton, gave a spirited version of the national anthem.
Gene Kutzler, of Northampton, performed on the bagpipes.
Mission BBQ had a special table set aside for World War II veterans.