Letter to the Editor


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To the editor:

On Oct. 7, 2018, Coal Miners Remembered members dedicated their statue, with 616 accompanying names and two benches in the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex alongside the Lackawanna River. After two and a half years of hard work by many, it finally became a reality.

Pete Puhalla from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Peckville led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mauri Kelly, our secretary and the county Clerk of Judicial Records, led the coal miners prayer. Evie McNuly, the county’s Recorder of Deeds, spoke at the event, as did Rep. Matt Cartwright, state Sen. John Blake and Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle.

The music was provided by Frank Jones. Bob price did the photography. Catering was from Sidel’s Rrestaurant. More than 200 people attended the ceremony and beautiful statue. Please visit the site.

We still have room to add a relative’s name to the monument. Call 570-383-2879.

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