New veterans monument unveiled where old school used to stand

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Residents, members of the armed forces, and elected officials gathered Sunday afternoon to unveil a new monument in honor of our nation’s military veterans.

Jackson Township unveiled the new monument at a park where an old school used to be. The ceremony also included a flag-raising and flag-retirement.

Those in attendance said this new monument is special to this small town.

“Being a small town, this means a lot to the people of the area,” Dawson Vourdett, a member of the Color Guard that participated in the unveiling, said. “This used to be an old school, that many of the old folks went to school here and now being a memorial here has some special meaning.”

His fellow color-guard colleague, Todd Vourdett, said “it’s good” the monument is at the location because “it sat here as an empty lot for such a long time”

“It’s nice that they were actually able to get something positive up and take the old school down to add a memorial,” Todd said.

Pennsylvania State Representative Clint Owlett, Tioga County Commissioners Roger Bunn and Erick Coolidge, and Congressman Fred Keller are all expected to be in attendance.

The township now encourages those who visit the site to picnic near the area.

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