ArtsQuest and Embassy Bank Honor Local Heroes in 14th Annual ‘Our Hometown Heroes’ Photo Display

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Bethlehem, PA – February 27, 2024 –  ArtsQuest and Embassy Bank are asking the community to help honor our local Hometown Heroes by submitting photos of family, friends and neighbors who have or are currently serving our country for the ‘Our Hometown Heroes’ Memorial on the ArtsQuest at SteelStacks campus. Photo submissions begin March 1 – 31. The Memorial can be viewed from May 25 to July 14.

“The annual celebration of Our Hometown Heroes is extremely special to the Lehigh Valley,” said Dave Lobach, Embassy Bank President, CEO & Chairman. “It is truly inspiring to visit the SteelStacks campus during Memorial Day weekend and see all of the banners displayed with the courageous men and women who have served on our behalf. We are extremely grateful to them and their families.”

ArtsQuest will accept the first 200 photo submissions received and the deadline to submit photos is March 31. Over the past fourteen years more than 1,500 photos of our local heroes have been submitted to honor heroes. To submit photos, individuals can either upload a digital photocopy at or drop off a hard copy at any Embassy Bank location. Hardcopies will also be accepted at the Banana Factory, located at 25 W. 3rd St in Bethlehem. Hardcopies will be returned promptly at the location in which they were dropped off. All photos must be high-resolution and filed as jpeg, tiff, bitmap or PDF file for digital copies. Color and black and white photos will be accepted.

The first 200 photos will be displayed on the ‘Our Hometown Heroes’ banner throughout the ArtsQuest at SteelStacks campus to show appreciation and gratitude to all those who serve, past and present. Please include soldier’s rank, branch, dates of service and hometown. Images from previous years will automatically be on display as part of the ‘Our Hometown Heroes’ Memorial.

More information regarding the 2024 Memorial Day events throughout the ArtsQuest campus will be available later this Spring.


About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.



Information provided to TVL by:
Jennifer LoConte
Director of Communications