Luzerne County Community College's Walk of Honor offers a reflective memorial space dedicated to the memories of first responders who have lost their lives.
On July 20, 2013, State Senator Lisa Baker (20th District) and State Senator John Yudichak (14th District) partnered together to memorialize deceased Federal Corrections Officer Eric Williams '99 who was tragically killed in the line of duty.
Family and friends gathered at the site to memorialize Williams with a permanent plaque which is inscribed, "It Is Not How This Officer Died That Made Him a Hero. But How He Lived!"
Eric's memorial plaque joins more than 100 other plaques, bricks and benches that are placed around the memorial. The Walk of Honor was the idea of Mrs. Phyllis Carlo, of Wanamie, to honor her son, Michael Scott Carlo, a NYFD firefighter who lost his life saving others on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center. This site was dedicated in 2010 and has grown to include a piece of the World Trade Center as its centerpiece. The College hosts a Community Safety Day and September 11th Remembrance Ceremony annually to recognize the everyday heroes in our lives.
The bricks, plaques and benches are a beautiful and permanent part of the Luzerne County Community College campus. The Walk of Honor is located at the LCCC's Main Campus in Nanticoke along South Prospect Street at the College's Public Safety Training Institute. To learn more about how you can forever be a part of the Walk of Honor visit luzerne.edu/alumni or contact the alumni office at 570-740-0734.
Your support will serve as a lasting permanent legacy at LCCC. Proceeds from the brick purchases will support local training programs and the perpetuity of the project. By investing in this project you will forever be part of both LCCC's history and its future.