Doris Engisch Tuttle poses with her old softball coach, Charlotte Anderson, on the porch of the legion building.
Army veteran David Wells was just one of many veterans who attended the Hometown Heroes program.
New Albany’s Dave Manley listens to one of the speakers.
The program was somber at times, as evidenced by members of the audience.
There were as many as 250 people in attendance Saturday morning despite threatening weather.
Captain Chris McLaud fills in for state Sen. Gene Yaw at the Hometown Heroes program.
Bre Priestner was overcome with emotion as she read an essay she wrote about her father, John Priestner, who was killed in Iraq in November 2006.
John Bradley jokes with Rick Stevens (right) and sister, Jill, prior to the program.
The Rev. Barry Ballard giving the invocation.
Bill and Doris Madill look over the program prior to the dedication ceremony for Bradford County Hometown Heroes.
Andy Boardman belted out patriotic songs as the audience gathered in the front lawn of American Legion Post 42 Saturday.
Family members of the late Ken Williams, who appears on one of the banners in Towanda, check out photos displayed in the program. Shown with Met Williams (left) are her son, Steve, and his wife, Barb, and daughter, Laurie Manney.
Commissioner Doug McLinko became emotional as he talked about the sacrifices of veterans in his family.
John Voda and John Bradley, Wyalusing area residents, were in attendance.
Tom Fairchild served as the program emcee and said, “it is truly a county community we are celebrating.”
Rep. Tina Pickett asked all to join in a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Rep. Tina Pickett with an old friend, Tom Elliott.
Stevens family listens to speakers.
Towanda Mayor Dick Snell attended the program, but was represented by the emcee, Borough Manager Tom Fairchild.
Betty Stevens, whose husband, Bob, a hometown hero, died last month was joined at the ceremony by her children (from left) Jill, Robert, Jr., Rick and Abbie.
Allan “Sarge” Wilbur was one of a number of Wyalusing area veterans in attendance.
Ree Ann Ross is the current President of the Pennsylvania Department of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Pete, Nancy and Glenn Bell in the back. Hugh O'Mara and daughter Kathleen Ferguson in front listen to one of the speakers.
Pete, Nancy, Glenn Bell and Bonnie Bell Hilfiger in the back. Hugh O'Mara and daughter Kathleen Ferguson in front listen to one of the speakers.
Marie Keeney is proud of several family members featured on the banners in Towanda.
Towanda Mayor Dick Snell with a friend at the program.
Former County Commissioner Janet Lewis with Bob Dickerson.
A wide view of the audience at the Hometown Heroes dedication looking down from the porch of the legion hall.
Kelly Bradley, the force behind “Hometown Heroes,” said these veterans were “ordinary people called upon to do the extraordinary.”
Karen Ballard was prominent in the program, singing the National Anthem and delivering the benediction.