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Memorial Day Commemoration

Presented by Embassy Bank

May 28-30

Join Embassy Bank in honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in a community celebration.

This commemorative event will feature the Hometown Heroes 2022 photo-banner, live music and remembrance ceremonies including “A Time to Remember,” and “Remember Our Heroes” luminary display honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

On Sat., May 28 at 3 p.m., Ed McKendry will open the weekend event on the Levitt stage. McKendry, the guitarist and vocalist from award-winning band “The Difference.” McKendry has played venues all over the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia region.

Hydraulic Lime featuring Todd Patnaude on bass, John Sekella on guitar, and Reed Thomson on drums, will follow at 5:30 p.m. The three-piece power rock trio brings the style of the Grand Funk Railroad and Budgie playing a mix of original and covers songs.

Closing Saturday night at 9 p.m., acoustic trio Rock Steady will bring their three-part vocal harmonies, covering The Little River Band, The Eagles, Boston, Gerry Rafferty and many more.

On Sun., May 29 at 3 p.m., the five-sibling group, Sing for America, will cover a variety of musical selections for audiences of all ages. Their mission to raise funds for families of active serving military through concert and theatrical performances has led them to produce full scale musical productions throughout the year. Sing for America has raised over $60,000 for military families since their inception. Visit www.SingforAmerica.com for more information on donating.

At 5:30 p.m., Acoustic Kitty Project featuring singer-songwriter Carter Lansing will perform. Influenced by the classic Carter writes “real songs about real things for real people.”       

Closing the evening at 9 p.m., Roi and the Secret People will take the stage. Renowned for their exhilarating live shows, featuring songwriter Mike Roi on lead vocals and guitar, Ed Golden on guitar, Glen Radomski on bass, Madelaine Elizabeth on vocals, violin and keys, and Pete Ciccone on drums. The group was founded by Roi to create the version of rock music he was raised with, a mix of sultry swamp, classic rock, and alternative music.

On Mon., May 30, The Swing Time Dolls will open the afternoon at 3:30 p.m., with their own takes on the classics of the Vietnam Era and modern hits. The all-female vocal group of three accomplished vocalists showcase tight and intricate harmonies that are sure to keep any listener engaged. The trio brings their theatrical flair to their performances with pin-up styled costumes and energetic choreography.

The Dolls will be followed by Stefanie Johnson at 5 p.m. The singer-songwriter’s style ranges from a soaring pop to rock with a little country timbre. In addition to the local scene, Stefanie has performed at Nashville's legendary Bluebird Cafe and 12th & Porter, as well as the Rock and Roll of Fame. Her song “In my Shoes” was featured in the 2018 film Affairs of State and “One Life” was featured 2021’s Red Rocket.

On Mon., May 30 at 3 p.m., the weekend will conclude with a memorial service featuring speakers Representative Steve Samuelson, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Lehigh County Executive Philips Armstrong, and City of Bethlehem Mayor William Reynolds, on the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks stage with “A Time to Remember” in honor of the Lehigh Valley’s fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The ceremony will be followed by a luminary display honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces, “Remember Our Heroes” at 8 p.m.

Visitors can also view the 12th annual ‘Our Home Town Heroes’ display, presented by ArtsQuest and Embassy Bank, which honors those within our community who are either currently serving or who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 1300 images of local servicemen and women from all branches of the military will go on display starting Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, and will stay up through July 4th.

Schedule:

Saturday, May 28

3-5 p.m. – Ed McKendry
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

5:30-7:15 p.m. - Hydraulic Lime
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

7:30 p.m. – Back in Black - The True AC/DC Experience
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

9-11 p.m. – Rock Steady
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Sunday, May 29

3-5 p.m. – Sing for America
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

5:30-7:15 p.m. - Acoustic Kitty Project
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

7:30 p.m. – BoDeans
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

9-11 p.m. – Roi and the Secret People
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

 

Monday, May 30

A Time to Remember
3 p.m. | Levitt Pavilion Stage
The Memorial Day Weekend celebration concludes with a memorial service featuring speakers Representative Steve Samuelson, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Lehigh County Executive Philips Armstrong, and City of Bethlehem Mayor William Reynolds, on the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks stage in honor of the Lehigh Valley’s fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

 

3:30-5 p.m. – The SwingTime Dolls
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

5-6:30 p.m. – Stefanie Johnson
Highmark Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

 

Remember our Heroes Luminary Display
8 p.m.
Join us as we remember our heroes with a luminary display in honor of family and friends who served in the United States Armed Forces.

 

Community Partners

Visit and learn more about the programs and services that our tabling groups provide!  

Blue Star Mothers

Gold Star Mothers 

Tails of Valor

Lehigh Valley Health Network Veteran Health Program

Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving

Our Hometown Heroes

Presented by Embassy Bank

For the 12th year, the SteelStacks Campus will be transformed into a living memorial honoring our hometown heroes. From May 28-July 4 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.

As part of the display of “Our Hometown Heroes,” the public is invited to attend “A Time to Remember” Memorial Day event May 30, 3 p.m., SteelStacks.

Our Hometown Heroes 2011-2020

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