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The Rev. Joseph Elston, of St. John the Evangelist Church, offers a prayer and blessing at the Knox Mine Disaster Monument.

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Knox Mine Disaster author Bob Wolensky addresses the gathering at The Knox Mine Disaster Monument during Sundays January 19th 20202 program and wreath laying at the monument on the grounds of the Baloga Funeral Home in Pittston Pa.AP PHOTO DAVE SCHERBENCO knoxmine4

The annual Knox Mine Disaster commemoration ceremony was held Jan. 19 at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Marker in front of Baloga Funeral Home in Pittston. A walk to the actual site followed. A Memorial Mass also was held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, in honor of the 12 miners killed when on Jan. 22, 1959, the Susquehanna River broke through the roof of the mine where they were working.