Annual Hometown Heroes wreath laying at Union Cemetery, Richboro

The Northampton Township Veterans Advisory Commission’s 2023 Hometown Heroes wreath laying to honor all first responders and military interned was held at Union Cemetery in Richboro on December 2nd, with close to 200 people in attendance.

Union Cemetery dates back to 1855 and has many U.S. military buried on-site. Members of the Northampton Township Police, Fire and EMS attended with special vehicles on display.

The 20-minute ceremony was emceed by Thomas Yaegel. 

The Colors were posted by the Marine Corps League Patriot Detachment 1230, the Anthem was sung by Lisa Garner, bagpiper was Jim Rembisz and keynote speaker was Tri-Hampton Rescue Chief Jason Dowd.

The wreaths were placed at the headstones marked with an American flag.

Special acknowledgements to the Veterans Advisory Commission, Northampton Supervisors and Public Works employees Rich Sweeten and Patrick Johnson, who helped make the event possible.

You can view the video online at

PHOTO CAP: From left, Brian Schlupp, Scott Duretz, Jaquiline Schlupp, and Robin Duretz at the grave of Hometown Hero Sergeant Ronald Schlupp of the Army Reserve.

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