Victor Stier Post 450

June 2019 Newsletter
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Memorial Day 2019

"Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well."….. Jennifer M. Granholm

With the help of our volunteers, the Memorial Day parade and picnic were a great success.  Special thanks to our Auxiliary, Adjutant Chandler, Chaplin Monroe, and our city officials for their dedication to this event.

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Start of the Parade

Don Chandler opening remarks

George Monroe opening prayer

Unit President, Judi Maupin and Junior, Macy Fugate, placing the wreath 


Frontier Days

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"Frontier Days in Milford began in 1965 as a way to celebrate the heritage of the Milford Miami Township area. Diverse groups such as church and school organizations, businesses and athletic associations, come together to make Frontier Days one of the area’s biggest annual events, and one of Ohio’s largest parades. Frontier Days has all the earmarks of a traditional hometown festival, including a big kickoff parade, great food and family fun. In past years, thousands of people have lined the streets of Milford to see the floats, bands and marching units. Frontier Days combines the distinct character of southwestern Ohio with the noise and color of a carnival…it’s all there, from balloons to bratwurst, from cotton candy to craft booths. The celebration is distinctively Milford’s, yet it’s meant to be shared. Anyone who has seen Frontier Days knows that sharing is something Milford does very well."

Once again the grounds at Victor Stier Post 450 were home to the Frontier Days celebration. With rides, games, food, and entertainment, this year’s Frontier Days was nothing but FUN!

Our food booth was busy but our volunteers did a bang-up job keeping the food coming.

Thank you to all those who helped with the food booth!

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Breakfast Returning in October?

Stay tuned, details to come!


Recognition Award

Victor Stier Post 450 received a recognition Award for supporting the Live Oaks Army ROTC.

New Post Officers Installed

It's that time of year again when our newly elected Post Officers are sworn in. Join us at the July Post meeting to meet and congratulate your new officers.

Commander David Friend
FirstVice Becky Fox
SecondVice:   Brian Grunder
Adjutant: Don Chandler
Chaplin:  George Monroe
Sargeant At Arms: Tim Wilson


Post 450 Recieves Gift

At the June 5th, 2019 Post meeting, Wendy Farfsing presented the Post with an exquisite eagle statuette. Commander Friend, Past Commander Norvell, and Adjutant Chandler accepted the gift on behalf of Post 450. In her remarks, Wendy thanked the Post for our involvement in dedicating the Charles Norman Jonas Memorial on Cash St in Milford

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Flag Retirement Ceremony

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When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be "retired" with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation's flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag, but this does not mean that one should simply drop the entire flag (intact) into a fire.

A flag ceases to be a flag when it is cut into pieces. In addition, it is easier to completely incinerate the flag, if it is cut into smaller pieces. A flag should never be torn up like an old bed sheet. It should be cut up with scissors or shears in a methodical manner. The corners of the flag should be stretched out over a table top and someone should cut the flag in half, vertically (be careful not to cut up the blue star field (see the figure). Then, place the two halves together and cut them in half, horizontally. You will end up with four pieces of flag, one being the blue star field.

The Troop #244 performed this beautiful ceremony, showing respect for the Flag and those who served to protect it.

Thank you to Troop #244 for your participation in this event.


4th District Picnic

The Fourth District Picnic was held at Victor Stier Post 450 on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.  A large turnout and the cooperation of Mother Nature made for a wonderful day.  It was nice to get caught up with some old friend and make some new ones. There was grilled corn on the cob, hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, deserts, and several dishes brought by some of the attendees. A special thanks to Randy and "Pizza Bob" for working the hot grills all day. If you didn't make it this year, makes plans to attend next year, you'll be glad you did!   


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Post Golf Outing

The Golf Outing has been moved to August 3rd. See the calendar for more details.



July Upcoming Events
Sparks in the Park
1st Annual Veterans & Family Picnic

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   Auxiliary Update

Unit 450 Members attending 4th District Summer Convention

"Great convention! Nice women, good food and information!"

Barbra Lane Friend, Diana Norvell, Judi Maupin, Patricia Marganroth, and Carmella Fugate 

Congratulations Diana Norvell and Vicki Monroe, Americanism Chairman sharing the District Plaque.

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   SAL News

SAL Summer Convention at Victor Stier Post 450

The Summer Convention covered a wide array of imformative topics including Membership  and Dues. After the Convention closed, several members stayed to enjoy the 4th Distric Picnic festivities.



Has your Squadron recived their 2019-2020 Membership Cards?

If your Squadron has not sent in thier Officers Certification form and or Squadron Consoidation Report orm, this could be the en why you have not received your Membership cards.

There has been some problems at the Department of Ohio with receiving mail and communications. If you haven't received your Membership Cards and you have sent in the nessary forms, contact the Department of ohio or call  of the District Officers. Note: You can Certify your Officers on-line. (Go to SAL forms)

The Department of Ohio -

60 Big Run Road, P.O. Box 8007 Delaware, OH 43015
740-362-7478 or

DistrictOfficers -

Commander - Jack Fisher 937-218-7700
First Vice Membership - Kevin Shew 513-265-7190
Adjutant - Ron Wissman 513-417-7425

New Fourth District Officers

Commander Jack Fisher (179)
1st Vice Commander Kevin Shew (194)
2nd Vice Commander Mark Haeufle (69)
Adjutant Ron Wissman (484)
Finance Ed Crawford (199)
Chaplain Kevin Swensen (69)
Sergeant-At-Arms Shawn Allen (194)
Advisor Jim Monroe (450)


Mllford Class of 1979 Memorial Project
We need you help!

We have planned a memorial honoring the four National Guardsmen who sacrificed their lives in the crash of the Army National Guard helicopter that occurred in our Milford neighborhood on September 29th, 1979. The Milford class of 1979 plans to pay tribute to these heros at Paxton Ramsey Park, 6265 ce Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140 on September 29th, 2019, the 40th anniversary of the crashdirectly above the location of the park.
We have begun an aggressive campaign securing tions within the local businesses, as well members of our class. We are in need of your help to preserve the memory of these soldiers of this trgic accident before the memory of this event is forever lost from within this community.

Donations canbe made payable to:
Milford Class of 1979 Memorial

and sent to:
5654 Harvest Ridge, Milford, Ohio 45150

if you desire, you canch me at 513-851-2929 and I will personally make rrangements to pick up your generous donation.

For God and Country,
Tony Rossi
SAL Adjutant
Yeager Benson Post 199


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