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Carbondale in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Memorial Park

 
 
Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. In the 1880’s, under the leadership of William H. Davies Post 187 of the G.A.R. Memorial Park was established on the former Carbondale militia parade ground and a monument and fountain were erected to honor the veterans of the U.S. Civil War.

Over the years, monuments were added to honor the memory of veterans of the Spanish American War, World War I and II, the Korean War and Vietnam conflict, along with plaques recognizing Patrick DeLacey and Lieutenant Joseph R. Sarnoski, both recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
 
Location. 41° 34.337′ N, 75° 30.155′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business U.S. 6) and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is across the street from the Carbondale City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Carbondale PA 18407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Col. Alvin D. Ungerleider (a few steps from this marker); General Jerome F. O’Malley (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbondale City Hall / Memorial Park
Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Memorial Park Marker
World War II Memorial in the background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Carbondale City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrolman William F. McAndrew (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street: Five of Carbondale’s many historic Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbondale (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Memorial Park-Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
3. Memorial Park-Civil War Monument
Memorial Park-Base of the Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
4. Memorial Park-Base of the Civil War Monument
Upper plaque-Civil War Monument-Erected-1885-new base completely restored-1985 by Carbondale Memorial Day Committee and Historical Society and civic minded citizens. Lower plaque-Patrick DeLacey-143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Congressional Medal of Honor
Memorial Park-Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
5. Memorial Park-Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski Memorial
In Memory of Medal of Honor Recipient L. Joseph R. Sarnoski 1915-1943. Awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. He knowingly gave his live for that which we hold most dear.
Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
6. Memorial Park
Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski Memorial with the General Jerome F. O'Malley Monument and the Civil War Monument in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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