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County’s Veterans Affairs Office Closed For Training

The Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed from October 1 to October 5 for mandatory training in Erie, PA, that the staff must participate in.  The weeklong initiative offers information to the County staff on the programs and services that are available to assist veterans and their families.

Purple Heart Signage Unveiled

The Lackawanna County Commissioners, military officials and community volunteers unveil a special sign at McDade Park for parking for veterans who have received a Purple Heart. The special signage will be installed at the County’s other three park venues – Merli-Sarnoski, Covington and Aylesworth – as well.

L-r, Charlie Spano, 911 Committee Chairman; William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Gene Waschak, who donated the signs; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Joe DeAntona, 911 Committee member; and Dave Eisele, the County’s Director of Veterans Affairs.

Armed Forces Week Designated In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to retired military officials and community volunteers, designating May 14-19 Armed Forces Week in our community. The presentation honors the thousands of men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country and protecting our freedom. It also recognizes the state-of-the-art equipment the Department of Defense has at its disposal to protect and defend our nation and its citizens.

L-r, Bob Pallo, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Richard Bradshaw, Bridget Slagan, Jerry Burns, Jim Wintermantel, Walter Lynch, Joe Sylvester, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Thomas Brunton, Erica Carrescia, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Richard Craig, Gary Roberts, and Judge Thomas Munley.

Grave Markers Return Announcement

Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Director David Eisele has requested that all residents and the volunteers from area VFW’s and American Legions who help take care of the cemeteries to contact him at 570/963/6778 to return damaged Veterans grave markers.

The office appreciates everyone’s assistance in this very civic-minded and patriotic matter.