John Mitchell Day observed in Scranton

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John Mitchell Day Ceremony and Man of the Year was held at the Cathedral Cemetery. Mitchell was a labor leader who fought for an eight-hour work day, minimum wage, and safety standards in the mines. The AOH Hook O’Malley Division 4 has been celebrating John Mitchell Day for the past 13 years. From left, are James Barrett, historian; Joe Walsh, state director; Colleen Gerrity, James Connor, treasurer; James Sweeney, Patrick O’Malley, president; Vincent O’Malley, Keith Oleski, John Mitchell Man of the Year and marshall; Mary Lou Oleski, Judge Thomas Munley, Jay Sheckman, Joe Hosie, PA AOH president; Gene Widdick, John Trauma, Columbus Day Association; Katie Hosie, Sarah Walsh and Nora Connor. photo