Our Hometown Heroes Presented by Embassy Bank

Memorial Day Celebration

presented by Embassy Bank

Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 26 | 3-8 pm

For the fourth year, join Embassy Bank in honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in a weekend – long community celebration.

Saturday, May 24th
Sunday, May 25th
Monday, May 26th
Festivities take place daily - 3pm – 9pm (unless otherwise noted)

Our Hometown Heroes

For the fourth year the SteelStacks campus will be transformed into a living memorial honoring our hometown heroes. The campus will be draped with images of local military heroes as a display of the appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifices and contributions. The banners will display photos of the soldiers, their rank, branch of service, era of service and hometown.

Photos will be accepted starting April 1 thru April 30 and will accept the first 400 photos submitted. Photos submitted in 2011, 2012, and 2013 will be on this year's banners. Changes will not be made to existing banners unless the soldier has given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Photos can be submitted to their local Embassy Bank branch located at:

Main Office
110 Gateway Dr., Ste 100
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Tilghman Branch
4148 Tilghman St.
Allentown, PA 18104
Cedar Crest Branch
1142 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103
Trexlertown Branch
6379 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18106
West Broad Branch
925 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Saucon Valley Branch
3495 Route 378
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lower Nazareth Branch
3751 Easton-Nazareth Hwy.
Easton, PA 18045

Or photos can be submitted on line beginning April 1. Or dropped off at the Banana Factory at 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday 8am – 4pm.

Any photos dropped off at Embassy Bank or the Banana Factory can be picked up at the Banana Factory during normal business hours May 1 -14.


Submit the Hometown Heroes form online here.


Saturday, May 24th

A Walk to Remember

Registration begins at noon; walk kicks off at 1p
Start/end at the ArtsQuest Center
$25 per person or $90 per team of 4
Benefits the Gold Star Mothers
Join us on this Memorial Day weekend to walk for a hometown hero in our inaugural "Walk to Remember".

This event benefits the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers. The Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mothers is a non-profit, 501c3, organization and is the local chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers, an organization for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. For more information on the American Gold Star Mothers, visit http://www.goldstarmoms.com/.

We invite you to walk as an individual or as a team in support of your hometown hero who is active, inactive, or who has given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Register at http://www.active.com/bethlehem-pa/walking/races/a-walk-to-remember-benefitting-the-lehigh-valley-gold-star-mothers-2014?keywords=a+walk+to+remember&adk=na

Musical performances on the TD Bank Community Stage

3 – 4:30pm – Billy Bauer Band
5 – 7:00pm – Steve Brosky's Band

Other Activities


Sunday, May 25

Musical performances on the TD Bank Community Stage

3 – 4:00pm – Sing for America
4:30 – 5:30pm – Caribbean Steel Rhythms
6:00 – 8:00pm – Skunkmello

Other Activities

Monday, May 26

Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Levitt Pavilion Stage @ 1:30pm

In ordinance with the Proclamation passed on May 25, 2012, the local chapter of the Gold Star Mothers will pay tribute to Veterans of the Vietnam War. They will honor a generation of Americans who were involved in one of the most challenging missions in our nation's history, and one we will never forget.

Presented by the Gold Star Mothers

A Time to Remember

Levitt Pavilion Stage @ 5pm

The Memorial Day weekend celebration will conclude with a memorial service to remember the Lehigh Valley's fallen soldiers. A reading of the names will take place during this ceremony as well as performances by Jamie O'Brien, Trumpeter performing taps and Jonathan Padilla will be singing the National Anthem.

Musical performances on the TD Bank Community Stage

3 – 4:30p – Tavern Tan
5 – 7p – Lou Franco Project

Other Activities



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