Celebrating the USS Scranton’s 25th Anniversary

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SCRANTON -- A new exhibit is floating to the surface in Lackawanna County.  It all surrounds the USS Scranton, a naval submarine that was named after the Electric City back in the late eighties.  The significance of the show ties into this weekend's 25th Anniversary since the USS Scranton was commissioned.  The focus of the exhibit at the Scranton Public Library is to highlight the history behind the boat and also spotlight some of the former USS Scranton Commanders.  The exhibit itself is open at the library now through May 15.   This Monday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., several commanders from the USS Scranton as well as submarine veterans will be on hand to talk about their experiences.  It's open to the public.

This Sunday, there is also a free event for veterans and active military members at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton at 525 Pine Street from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.   The welcome reception is another chance to meet 10 of the 11 former USS Scranton Commanders.

To learn more about the show at the Scranton Public Library and the weekend full of events, click here!

For more information on the United States Submarine Veterans organization, head here!

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