SCRANTON — This holiday weekend is all about remembering the men and women who served this country at times of peace, and times of war.
In Scranton Saturday, a tradition of remembrance continued for a Marine who was killed in Vietnam.
Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton is the resting place for veterans from all eras.
And on Saturday, the grave of Lance Corporal James T. Reddington was the focus for this group some who knew Reddington and some who idolized him.
“He was a kid who grew up in my neighborhood, he was six years older than md, and was my hero growing up,” said Charlie Boylan of Scranton.
Boylan was there in 2008 for the first ceremony of this kind to honor the sacrifice Reddington made all those years ago in Vietnam.
But before him Reddington’s fellow marines were coming here paying their respects.