The General Jerome O'Malley monument was dedicated yesterday in Carbondale. He's the Carbondale native who became a four star general in the Air Force. O'Malley was killed in a 1985 plane crash at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.
The statue is in Memorial Park, across from City Hall. I wasn't there for the dedication, but I did wander around in the mid afternoon. People were still stopping by to take a look, and all reviews were positive. The O'Malley statue is in the foreground. The Gettysburg monument is in the middle, and the Columbus monument is the one toward the back of the park.It's more than a statue. It's more than a city honoring a famous son. It's a source of pride for people who have heard the "coal town/rust belt" thing too many times.