East Penn Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERHoward Schaeffer, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, carries out the duties of sergeant at arms. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERHoward Schaeffer, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, carries out the duties of sergeant at arms.
Veterans listen respectfully as United States Navy veteran Bob Mumbauer reads the prayer. Veterans listen respectfully as United States Navy veteran Bob Mumbauer reads the prayer.
Trumpeter Christina Zhang performs taps. Trumpeter Christina Zhang performs taps.
Tomo Curran in partnership with Christina Zhang ends each ceremony with a performance of taps. Tomo Curran in partnership with Christina Zhang ends each ceremony with a performance of taps.
LEFT: Bob Mumbauer serves as chaplain. LEFT: Bob Mumbauer serves as chaplain.
PRESS PHOTO BY BEVERLY SPRINGERVeterans Bill Hildebrant, Jeffrey Gerhart and Joe Malia stand at attention during ceremonies at six Emmaus cemeteries. PRESS PHOTO BY BEVERLY SPRINGERVeterans Bill Hildebrant, Jeffrey Gerhart and Joe Malia stand at attention during ceremonies at six Emmaus cemeteries.
ABOVE: The prayer is followed by a 21-gun salute. ABOVE: The prayer is followed by a 21-gun salute.

MEMORIAL DAY

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Honoring veterans

On May 26, the Emmaus Veterans Committee visited six cemeteries throughout Emmaus and honored the departed comrades buried in each.

United States Navy veteran Bob Mumbauer performed the role of chaplain and Howard Schaeffer, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, carried out the duties of sergeant at arms during a short prayer service followed by a 21-gun salute and taps. The 18 members of the honor guard held a commemoration ceremony at each of the following cemeteries: Calvary, Old Moravian, Moravian on Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and Emmaus Evangelical.