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Our Fallen Heroes

Moving Wall Memorial
Above photo: A section of the Moving Wall Memorial honoring the 58,315 men and women who sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. This “Wall that Heals” came to Swoyersville, Pa. June 2017. The town is the location of our sister parish, St. Nicholas Church

We pray for and hold in our hearts all who have served our country, who have suffered in any way as a result, along with prayers for their families and loved ones.

We hold notable remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for our God-given freedoms.

Eternal Memory and prayerful dedication to the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives in World War II.   They served valiantly on the soil of their ancestors to ensure freedom for all.  (listed below)



Crosses and Stars of David mark the graves of the 8,301 men and women on the sacred ground of the Netherlands American Cemetery.  This, like the Normandy Cemetery, is one of dozens of American Battle Monument locations around the world.  The marble crosses are symbols of the respect granted those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of all.  ¹  St. Michael parishioners who are buried on foreign soil in the Netherlands American Cemetery.  


Sam Cigan
George Evancho¹
Peter Evancho¹
Peter Golya
Joseph Hetro
Nick Krivka
Andrew Kundla
Steve Kundla
Frank Legezdh
John Minzak
John Roman
Andrew Smutko
Frank Sovin¹
John J. Stegura
Michael Whah


If you are aware of any other members of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church  who died while in active military service, please contact our parish to let us know.

See also the Memorial Garden at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Duryea.

Visit the Memorial Garden honoring all veterans everywhere, those who died in the line of duty, and those designated as P.O.W’s and M.I.A.
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