Pearl Harbor Remembered

(Honesdale, December 6, 2019)…More than two dozen veterans, all three Wayne County commissioners and Wayne Memorial Hospital staff, many of them veterans, gathered in the hospital’s new pedestrian concourse on December 6th to remember one of the darkest days in U.S. history, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.”  The surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941, claimed more than 2,000 lives and marked the official entry of the U.S. into World War II. The ceremony, led by VFW Post 531 Commander Phil Sheehan, American Legion Post 254’s James Bruck and Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Executive Director Jack Dennis included readings about the day of the attack and the playing of taps by bugler Doug Wyllie. In addition, the group said a somber prayer and laid a wreath at the hospital’s memorial plaque dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Front row, l. to r.: Fran Sheehan; Joann Powel; Mary Priebe; Dave Glossenger; Richard Priebe; Phil Sheehan; James Bruck; Bill Malloy; Lisa Maharaj, RN; Doug Wyllie.  Back row: Frank Powll; Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Wendell Kay and Joe Adams; Larry Zeller; Ken Cohen; John Jormzk; Jack Dennis; WMH Human Resources Director Bethany Fine; Tina Bothun; WMH CEO David Hoff.