The Remains of WWII Veteran Private Emmet Schwartz Come Home
Also on the courthouse courtyard, on Sunday, November 21st at 1pm, a public service honoring the life of Private Emmet Schwartz will be held. The casket containing the remains of the 24-year-old New Philadelphia resident will be placed in the Courthouse rotunda from 2-4pm for public viewing following the service. The surviving members of his family will also be in attendance.
Private Schwartz was a 1939 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. He was killed in December of 1944 in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. His remains were buried in a cemetery in France and identified by DNA analysis earlier this year. Private Schwartz’ casket will be escorted to New Philadelphia on Friday, November 19th by the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Team. The actual time and funeral cortege route will be announced as soon as it’s known. The City’s safety forces and General Services Department are involved in the escort and cortège route planning. Please stand along the route if you can to welcome Emmet home. His casket will be buried at Evergreen cemetery on Monday, November 22nd.