Howitzer moved to new location by nonprofit veterans group
ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) — A piece of World War II history in the form of a howitzer gun made a slow journey to its new posting in New Jersey over the weekend.
Roads were closed, police officers halted traffic and motorists saw the 30-mile journey of a 9.5-ton howitzer on Saturday. The Record reports the howitzer moved from its posting in Woodcliff Lake at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post to another VFW post in Roseland.
The Woodcliff Lake Post was founded by veterans returning home from World War II and had a number of new members following the Korean War. Officials at that post say they can’t maintain the howitzer, as it’s too much work for the aged veterans now.
The U.S. Army still owns the howitzer and approved the move.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com