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Remembering their sacrifice

Veterans organizations across the region led services Monday to remember the sacrifices of fallen soldiers. Here’s a look at a few of special moments from the observances. For more photos see the galleries at tnonline.com.

LEFT: Guest speaker Capt. Jason Hadley, 131st Transportation Co. Pennsylvania Air National Guard, stands with Lehighton United Veterans Organization chaplain Carl Haydt during Memorial Day services Monday morning in the upper Lehighton Park Amphitheater. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS
Members of Cub Pack Scout #145 of Lehighton make their way to Lehighton Cemetery Monday morning. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS
Kathleen Quinn-Farber and her dog, Promise, enjoy a shaded area of the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tamaqua before the start of the Memorial Day service. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
Members of the Dolon-Jones-Martino American Legion Post 304, Jim Thorpe, and the American Legion Auxiliary, hold a service on the A.J. Baddick/Route 903 Bridge, Jim Thorpe, to honor those lost and buried at sea. JAMES LOGUE JR./SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
RIGHT: Steven Serfass, a Carbon County Common Pleas judge, addresses the crowd during Monday's Memorial Day program in Palmerton. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS
This year's Nesquehoning Poppy Court are, from left, Kaylee Kane, Emery Wensel, Aurora Filer and Colton Hall. Missing from photo is Orion Filer. AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS
RIGHT: Bruce Nalesnik plays taps at the Nesquehoning Memorial Day ceremony. AMY MILLER/TMES NEWS
Jack LeClair, a student at St. Jerome Regional School, reads Lincoln's Gettysburg Address during Memorial Day services in Kennedy Park in Lansford, as members of the Lansford American Legion Post 123 look on. KELLY MONITZ SOCHA/TIMES NEWS
Lansford American Legion Post 123 Commander Nathan Krajcirik speaks during Memorial Day services in Kennedy Park in Lansford Monday. KELLY MONITZ SOCHA/TIMES NEWS
Members of the Palmerton United Veterans Organization pause on Delaware Avenue during Monday's Memorial Day parade. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS
Tamaqua Area High School Raider band members, from left, Skylar Foster and Olive Cmil take a break at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tamaqua after Monday's Memorial Day parade. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
Veterans of the various branches of the United States military stood during the Slatington service and saluted as the military branch songs were played. JAMES LOGUE JR./SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
A float by the Summit Hill Historical Society in the borough's Memorial Day parade lists loved ones lost. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LEFT: A military vehicle from Coaldale American Legion displays a Prisoner of War flag is in the Summit Hill Memorial Day parade. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
These red and blue signs line the walkway of the Polk Township Veterans' Memorial in Kresgeville. The signs have names of Polk Township residents who served in the various wars and additional biographical information. STACI L. GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS