Bethlehem Press

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Volunteers Cathy Parkin and Jen Schmid handed out ID tags and flags to incoming veterans. Volunteers Cathy Parkin and Jen Schmid handed out ID tags and flags to incoming veterans.
Liberty HS Brass Ensemble provided music including the “Armed Forces Medley.” Liberty HS Brass Ensemble provided music including the “Armed Forces Medley.”
Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps provided music including the Presentation of Colors. Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps provided music including the Presentation of Colors.
Students, teachers and relatives gather for the ceremony. Students, teachers and relatives gather for the ceremony.
Veteran Robert Steiner, a friend of Miller Height’s Principle Deborah Roeder, was a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Veteran Robert Steiner, a friend of Miller Height’s Principle Deborah Roeder, was a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Alexandra Aurin presents one of many letters written by students to be mailed to active duty military personnel. The letter mailing program is run by Support The Troops Inc. Alexandra Aurin presents one of many letters written by students to be mailed to active duty military personnel. The letter mailing program is run by Support The Troops Inc.
Daniela Guzzo and Ryan Haas were called up to read passages honoring veterans. Daniela Guzzo and Ryan Haas were called up to read passages honoring veterans.
A special moment. Corporal Regolio Morales sees his son in person for the first time in almost eight months A special moment. Corporal Regolio Morales sees his son in person for the first time in almost eight months
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINCorporal Regolio Morales and his son are interviewed by an NBC10 Philadelphia correspondent. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINCorporal Regolio Morales and his son are interviewed by an NBC10 Philadelphia correspondent.

Salute includes pleasant surprise

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethlehem Press in School

Miller Heights ES held its 17th annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10 and patriotism was on display with music, readings and special moments that honored military veterans.

The program contained musical numbers performed by the Liberty HS Brass Ensemble, Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps and Men’s Choir. Also included was a rendition of “Taps” on trumpet by fourth grade teacher Louis Poczak.

Fifth graders sang songs and were called up in groups to read passages honoring veterans who were asked to stand one at a time while they had their name called and the branch they served in. At the same time, the student or staff member related to that veteran also had their name called and stood.

Perhaps the highlight for many was a reunion for Miller Height’s student Jaziah Morales whose father, Corporal Regolio Morales of the U.S. Army, was called into the ceremony to surprise his son after being away for almost eight months serving on active duty.