911 remembrance ceremony planned at Luzerne County Community College


NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony and brick dedication at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the college’s Walk of Honor at the LCCC Public Safety Training Institute. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the college’s Educational Conference Center.

The program will include remarks by Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Senator John T. Yudichak, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Representative Gerald Mullery ‘92, William Barrett, director, safety and security and Public Safety Training Institute, LCCC; Doug White, U.S. Army veteran and president of the college’s Student Government Association (SGA); and Kevin Hazleton ‘74, chief, Nanticoke City Fire Department.

The program also will include the Nanticoke City Fire Department serving as honor guards and the National Anthem sung by Brian Orbin ‘18 and Isabel Estrada, sophomore representative, LCCC SGA. Sharra Walton, vice president, LCCC SGA and Kenneth Clark, freshman representative, LCCC SGA will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. A final alarm ceremony will be led by members of participating fire departments. Jim Sweeney will play the bagpipes and Rev. James Nash, of St. Faustina Parish, in Nanticoke, will give the invocation and benediction.

The Walk of Honor, a project started by the LCCC Alumni Association, is a memorial area filled with bricks, plaques, and benches with engraved dedications. The sponsored items may be dedicated to anyone including a graduate, mentor, loved one, or a first responder. For more information, go to luzerne.edu/woh or call 570-740-0734 or

(800) 377-LCCC, extension 7734.

The remembrance ceremony is free and open to the public.