To the editor: The Union County WWII Honor Roll truly is one of the hidden treasures of this region.

If you have never visited it in the Mifflinburg Community Park, I encourage you to do so. It contains the 2,260 names of those who served from our county and is where we hold our yearly Veterans Day ceremony. It was the vision of Drew Machamer, who in turn discussed his idea with Al Hess, and their combined efforts resulted in the building of this gorgeous monument. Sadly Drew is no long with us but we are honored every year to have his widow with us at the program and Ellen herself is a proud WWII veteran. I feel Drew’s presence with us every year and have to think he is pleased with what we are doing. This years ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and I hope you can join us as our speaker is Judge Thomas Munley.

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