MIFFLINBURG – The fundraising is over halfway there for the needed renovation and maintenance of the Union County World War II Honor Roll in Mifflinburg. Doug Walter and his wife Tracy run the Union County Veterans Foundation, he says they are above $7,000, their goal is $14,000. The foundation was formed when the memorial was unveiled in 2003 by Al Hess and Drew Machamer.
2,260 names of the Union County men who served in World War II are on the bronze plaques of the honor roll. There are also plaques honoring lives lost in other wars and terror attacks. Those plaques need refurbishing and resealing.
Walter tells us, in April, the plaques will be removed, taken to Pittsburgh, then returned in May. He said the original organizers worked so hard to get it built, “So after all their hard work we will not let the condition decline any further.”
Any contributions can be directed to the Union County Veterans’ Foundation, 916 Washington Avenue in Lewisburg. They also have an active Facebook page, Union County WW2 Honor Roll. The memorial is on the original site of where the US draft board set up shop in Mifflinburg, in 1940.