WWII monument relocated

- Union (WIVT) - Residents of Union Center have a new place to honor those who protect our freedom.

A monument commemorating the efforts of World War II veterans from Union Center has been moved from the corner of Route 26 North and Nanticoke Drive.

It has now been placed at the Union Center Fire Department, just down the street from its previous location.

Veterans said the new location allows for easier access and more visibility.

They said the monument was erected just after the War, sometime around 1948.

Allison Vincent was a World War II Army Paratrooper.

This modest veteran said the monument should honor the comrades that didn't make it back.

"I feel honored being on there with the others. I know that they may deserve it. I have some question whether I do or not. I was never in a battle," said Vincent.

Local vets will hold a rededication ceremony on Memorial Day at its new location.

By the way, Allison Vincent will be celebrating his 91st birthday on none other than the 4th of July.

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