Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

LEHIGH CO. Rededication set for Oct. 19

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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.

Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center. After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the Lehigh County Government Center.

The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council, in 2017, began a $14,000 campaign to restore the plaque and mount it on the base of the monument, with a new pedestal installation. The project was completed recently as part of an effort to raise awareness of veterans’ contributions to society.

Special guests and sponsors at the event will be the Honorary First Defenders, Allentown Chapter; Thomas S. Muller, former Lehigh County executive; the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council; and private sponsors Christine A. Castiello; CCPO Thomas M. Henehan, U.S.N.; MSGT Roslyn G. and MGYTSGT Carl J. Schroeder Jr., U.S.M.C.; Maj. Gen. Gerald C. Still, U.S.A.F. Ret. and Mrs. Erika Still; and The Honorable Joseph R. Zeller and Ann A. Wertman.

For information, visit www.lv-mac.org/whats-happening-sp-5957/programs-projects.