Organizers Seek Names for World War One Monument

DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A long overdue tribute to some Pennsylvania patriots who paid the ultimate price will soon be a reality.

The Dunmore Rotary Club is spearheading the building of  a monument to Lackawanna County World War One veterans who died in the conflict.

  The new monument will take its place alongside the Korean War and World War Two memorials on Blakely Street in the borough.

James Davenport the President of the Dunmore Rotary Club noted "It's a very patriotic club, we support our veterans, we have veterans who are members of our club, and we have ties to World War I. My grandfather served in world war i as a pilot, and a member sadly lost three uncles."

Mary Ann Lezzi the Vice President of the Rotary Club added "It's our way of paying tribute and our club is all about giving back".

They hope to have the monument ready for Veterans Day in November.


 A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser will be held Sunday at Carmella's Restaurant12 pm - 4 pm.


   If you know of a Lackawanna County resident who lost his life during World War contact the Dunmore Rotary Club.
 

If you have a relative who served in World War One the Rotary wants to hear from you email them at ophonduras@aol.com

or contact any Dunmore Rotary Member

Check out their FACEBOOK Page


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