On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the William Britton V.F.W. Post 6817 met in regular session with six members present. The meeting was opened per ritual. Discussion primarily was about Memorial Day 2021 and what was able to be done this year. In all 534 flags were placed at the graves of veterans in nine cemeteries that the Post decorates each year. Of the nine cemeteries they are in three counties. Union County has two cemeteries, Logan County has three cemeteries and Hardin County has four cemeteries to decorate with flags each and every Memorial Day. There have been people report to the Post about missing military markers in various cemeteries in all three counties. Any family that knows a marker is missing from their loved one’s grave please contact the Post or the service officer in your respective county.
The Post is looking for a few good men and women to come and take part in the workings of the Post to keep fresh and active members doing the work of the V.F.W. locally, county wide, district wide, state wide and National as well. No one does more for Veterans then the Veterans of Foreign Wars. If you are interested in becoming a member give the Commander, Bud Gibson a call at 419-674-6388 and he can assist you with information, applications and the need for more younger military individuals to get involved. 6817 has a rich history of its work in Mt Victory communities near and far. Service outside of the continental United States is required in the VFW and the commander and other members can assist in looking into your service record. We are highly motivated to see more younger men and women, who have served their in country in far away places, to become active members of 6817.
The C of A will be held Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM in Columbus Grove for District 2. The next meeting for the Post will be August 10, 2021, one week later than normal due to special voting to be held on the 3rd of August, 2021, will be at the Community Building in Mt. Victory, Ohio at 6:00 PM. HOPE TO SEE NEW FACES AT THE NEXT MEETING. GIVE THE COMMANDER A CALL!!!!
The Auxiliary to the William Britton V.F.W. Post 6817 met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 2021 at the Community Building in Mt Victory at 6:00 PM The meeting was opened per ritual with six members present. Due to the absence of the secretary no minutes were presented. The treasurer’s report was presented and was approved per the audit that was reported at this meeting for the end of June, 2021.
The primary business was the reporting of the activities for Memorial Day 2021. This Post and Auxiliary continue to place flags on the graves of veterans in three counties and nine cemeteries. A total of 53 flags were placed this year. This is one of the biggest activities of the Post and Auxiliary to honor our veterans.
The Auxiliary will be presenting Tim Thomas, Editor of the Kenton Times and Dennis Beverly, News Director of WKTN Radio in Kenton, Ohio Certificates of Communication Awards for service to our veterans and our Post and Auxiliary. These two entities have been reporting the Post and Auxiliary’s activities for quit some time and we totally appreciate everything they have done and will continue to do to get the information out to the communities of Hardin County and beyond.
The C of A will be held Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM in Columbus Grove. Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Community Building in Mt. Victory. This is a week later then the normal meeting due to special voting to occur on August 3, 2021 at the Community Building in Mt. Victory, Ohio. The Auxiliary is always looking for new members or members to get more involved with activities. NO ONE DOES MORE FOR OUR VETERANS THAN THE V.F.W.. Be a part of a great group of people called the auxiliary which now is opened to male counterparts for veterans. Consider membership with our Auxiliary 6817 to honor a loved one who had served our great country.