We would like to thank everyone who participated in any way with our Military Salute at S&T Bank in New Bethlehem on Nov. 9. This was our third year of presenting this honor, and each and every year we get a little better at it — but only because of everyone who visits our branch to help us say “Thank You” and “We appreciate your service” to our military members, both past and present.
We had such an overwhelming outpouring of love and support for our salute that it brought many to tears — both tears of joy and tears of sadness for those who are no longer with us.
We could not have done this without those of you who contributed, from the almost 500 pictures that the elementary students and preschoolers colored for us, to all our veterans who brought us pictures for our Wall of Fame, to our soldier, Ray Guntrum, who came for photos with the children, to state Rep. Donna Oberlander for her visit and the U.S. flag she graciously donated, to each and every one of you who came through our doors just to express your deepest gratitude to our local heroes.
So, in turn, we are going to say thank you to every one of you. It was an outstanding day. Our goal was to show our local military members that we honor and respect them. You helped us accomplish that goal. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you.
The winner of the U.S. flag was Dale Delavare. The winners of the door prizes were Lee Ann Ishman and Leroy Tabler. The winner of the coloring contest was Greyson Stewart.