9/11 remembrance planned at McDade Park

The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will hold its annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Site in McDade Park, Scranton. The public is invited. Prayer, songs, wreath laying and a firing salute are scheduled.

Shown from left: Sheila Shaufler, Joe DeAntona, Pastor Terry Drost, Patrick O’Malley, and Charlie Spano.

Vigil Planned at Everhart Museum to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will host a special observation of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with an evening vigil on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in front of the Everhart Museum at Nay Aug Park. The public is invited.

The ceremony will include prayers, songs, a rifle salute by the Northeast Detachment Marine Corps League and the lighting of 297 tea candles (1 for every 10 victims) to symbolize the 2977 innocents and heroes who died that day. Mayor Paige Cognetti and Congressman. Matt Cartwright are scheduled to give remarks.

Shown from left: Thomas Munley, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; Rev. Richard E. Fox, St. Patrick’s, Scranton; Mayor Paige Gebhart Cognetti, Capt. Dennis Lukasewicz, Scranton Police; Vince Carden and Jim Rosar, Marine, NE Detachment, Marine Corps League; Charlie Spano, chair of the 9/11 Committee; Jim Casella, NE Detachment of the Marine Corps League; Chief Len Namiotka, Scranton Police; Chief Richard Kane, NE Detachment Marine Corps League; Joe DeAntona, 9/11 Committee; US Rep Matt Cartwright, and Patrick O’Malley, vice chair of the 9/11 Committee.

Annual Flag Day and Army Day

Flag Day photo

The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will hold its annual observation of Flag Day and Army Day on Tuesday, June 14. on the North Washington Avenue side of the Courthouse from 4-5 pm. The public is invited. The observation will include Judah Whitney, LTC, (Ret.) speaking on the US Army; the Riverside Intermediate School Chorus along with Ashley DeFlice providing music, and the parade of flags.  Msgr. Thomas Muldowney will give invocation and benediction.

The Continental Congress adopted the form of the US flag on June 14, 1777, and the Continental Army was formed June 14, 1775.

Pictured from left: Charlie Spano, chairman of 9/11 Memorial Committee; Joseph DeAntona, education liaison; Msgr. Thomas Muldowney, Vicar General, Diocese of Scranton; Judge Thomas Munley; Dave Eisele, Veteran Service Office, Lackawanna County; Frank DeAngleo, borough liaison, and Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner and 9/11 vice-chair. Not shown: Ashley Yando DeFlice, musical director, and Kendra Lynn, military liaison.