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Glenpool military landmarks to relocate

Posted: 1:12 PM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 06:23:43-05

GLENPOOL, Okla. -- The VFW plans to remove iconic military landmarks on the side of US-75.

The VFW post in Glenpool closed in October.

Michael Callahan, district five commander for the VFW, said the Department of Defense allows the veterans' groups to display the memorabilia as long as they take care of it.

They planned to move an Air Force Missile and military cannon to Skiatook currently located in Black and Gold Park to where they have an active post.

A crew showed up with a crane ready to pick up the relics and another with a flat bed to drive it off.

Callahan said the plan has been in the works for two months.

The City of Glenpool did not know about the plan. They found out Wednesday morning and got in touch with the VFW.

"The city wanted to know if they could keep the stuff," Callahan said. "I said 'No.'"

The city said they wish they could keep it and they hope to find a resolution but ultimately it is up to the VFW.

The city manager asked for about a week before they went forward with their plans.

"They were afraid we might mess up their utilities with the trailer," Callahan said.

The VFW still plans to move the military memorabilia to Skiatook when they are able to.

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