Local veterans were honored at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra this weekend as part of the congregation’s annual Veteran’s Day Service, and LebTown was there to capture the occasion.

The service began at 9 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United (40 W. Pine St.), with approximately 140 people in attendance. Guest speakers at the service included state Rep. Frank Ryan, Col. USMC (Ret.), and Army veteran Zach Warlow. The Palmyra BSA Troop 456 also participated in the service.

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Afterwards a brunch for veterans and their families was held in the church social hall, sponsored by Hershey Memorial VFW Post 3502.

Find our photos from the service below.

All photos by Barb West.

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Members of the Capitol Police Color Guard don their uniforms in preparation for their entrance at a Veteran’s Day Service at Trinity United Church of Christ, 40 W. Pine St., Palmyra.
Dwight Kuhn (seated), quartermaster of the Hershey Memorial VFW Post 3502, and Post Commander Byron Bechtel await the start of the Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ on Sunday morning. The VFW Post was the sponsor of a veteran’s brunch held after the service.
State Rep. Frank Ryan, Col. USMC (Ret.), visits with veterans prior to the start of the Veteran’s Day Service at Palmyra’s Trinity United Church of Christ on Sunday. Ryan was a guest speaker for the program, which was followed by a brunch sponsored by the Hershey Memorial VFW Post 3502.
Hershey Memorial VFW Post 3502 Quartermaster Dwight Kuhn pins a poppy on the lapel of state Rep. Frank Ryan prior to the start of a Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra on Sunday morning.
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Members of Palmyra Boy Scout Troop 456 handed out poppies to the worshippers Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra. The meaning of the poppies was explained by the troop during the service. (For more about poppies and their link to Veteran’s Day, see this 2019 LebTown article.)
State Rep. Frank Ryan, Col. USMC (Ret.), chats with a local veteran prior to the start of the service.
Jack, a therapy dog at the Lebanon VA Hospital, sits with his owner Sunday morning at Palmyra’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Jack was one of three therapy dogs in attendance at the service held to honor all those who served their country.
Members of the Capitol Police Color Guard enter the sanctuary of Trinity United Church of Christ to present the colors for a Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday, Nov. 14.
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Members of the Capitol Police Color Guard post and salute the flags during the Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday morning at Palmyra’s Trinity United Church of Christ.
Victor George holds a poster he made to honor his pappy, the late Frederick “Lee” Arble, a Vietnam War veteran. Victor presented the poster to veterans recognized during Sunday’s Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.
Max Davis, a Boy Scout with Palmyra Troop 456, speaks about the meaning of the poppies that were handed out by the scouts during Sunday’s Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ. Veterans in attendance, as well as some who were unable to attend in person, were recognized during the service by Pastor Donté Jones and the congregation.
Rev. Donté A. Jones, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra, welcomes veterans and their families to the church for the Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday morning. The service included a time of recognition for all veterans in attendance as well as those who viewed the service remotely.
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Local U.S. Army veteran Zach Warlow was one of the guest speakers for the Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra on Sunday.
Local Army veteran Zach Warlow speaks Sunday morning during a Veteran’s Day Service at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.
Members of the Capitol Police Color Guard stand at attention as The Star Spangled Banner is played during the Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday morning at Palmyra’s Trinity United Church of Christ.
State Rep. Frank Ryan, Col. USMC (Ret.), addresses the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.
State Rep. Frank Ryan, Col. USMC (Ret.), addresses the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ.
Boo, one of three therapy dogs who attended Sunday’s Veteran’s Day Service on Sunday morning at Palmyra’s Trinity United Church of Christ, sits next to his owner. Boo is a therapy dog at the Lebanon VA Hospital.
Rev. Donté A. Jones, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra, welcomes veterans to the front of the sanctuary as their branch music is played during the Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday morning. The service included a time of recognition for all veterans in attendance as well as those who viewed the service remotely.
Local veterans introduce themselves during the Veteran’s Day Service held Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.
Local veterans introduce themselves during the Veteran’s Day Service held on Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.
A family member holds up a poster made by young Victor George of Palmyra that he made to honor his pappy, the late Frederick “Lee” Arble, a Vietnam War veteran. Victor presented the poster to the veterans recognized during Sunday’s Veteran’s Day Service held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Palmyra.

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