In the shadows of Scranton high school, a flag-raising ceremony marked the near completion of this memorial at Scranton Veterans Memorial Park.

Within the next year and through donations, the plan is to build this memorial with the names of nearly 1,000 veterans from Scranton who were killed in action or died while serving during a time of war. The Scranton School District is also celebrating this day. It will use this park as a space to instill educational values.

“Not only do we want to honor those who gave their lives for our country, but also, we want our students to be aware of their sacrifice so that the students can enjoy the freedoms that they have. Scranton Superintendent Alexis Kirijan said. “We will take advantage of this and use it as an outdoor classroom.”