(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A green wreath in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day was placed at a memorial honoring Medal of Honor recipients, John C. Delaney, and Patrick Delay. The Irish men were both from Scranton. Commissioner Pat O’Malley and Judge Tom Munley have been laying a green wreath at their memorial at the courthouse for the last eight years. It’s a tradition to remember the men’s bravery and all they did for their country.
“Delaney, Delacy were a congressional medal of honor recipients and we never want to forget them and we want to always remember who they were and what they represented,” Said Commissioner Pat O’Malley
Judge Tom Munley, Lackawanna County added: “The recipients of the Congressional Medal are the best heroes in the world, so I’m proud to be a part of this.” The wreath laying takes place each year as part of the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day ceremonies. And don’t forget, the Scranton Saint Patrick’s parade steps off at 11:45 Saturday morning. If you don’t plan to head to the parade. We’ve got you covered. Eyewitness News will have live coverage — starting at noon.
On W-Y-O-U. You can also stream it live. Much of the downtown area will be closed to traffic — starting early Saturday morning and detours will be in place.
COLTS will offer free rides on all routes to its customers on parade day. Buses will run on their regular schedule, but riders are asked to be patient and expect delays during the parade