Lackawanna County Memorial Committee to unveil revised Pearl Harbor plaque

For Abington Journal | April 10th, 2017 7:49 pm

SCRANTON — The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will unveil a revised and expanded plaque honoring the 109 citizens of Lackawanna County who were at Pearl Harbor at 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 1941, on April 18 at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

Walter Pasiak, of South Scranton, will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance. Pasiak is the last known living Lackawanna County veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack.

The 109 names include veterans from Carbondale, Jermyn, Jessup, Scranton, Old Forge, Dunmore, Elmhurst, Ransom, Clarks Summit and many other towns in the county. There are three women, two of whom were military nurses and one of whom was a civilian married to an Army officer. Only one veteran is known to have been killed during the attack in 1941.

The original plaque of Lackawanna County veterans was unveiled on Dec. 7, 2016 and held 31 names known at the time.

A live stream of the unveiling will be available at www.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by the 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County.