Patriot Day – Post Observance Sept. 8th 2012

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11.

In addition to the observance on September 11th, Victor Stier Post 450 will hold its annual Patriot Day festivities on September 8th . On this day we honor not only those who were injured or killed, but also survived the attacks and the Enduring American Sprit and pride.

Activities include; golf chipping, derby races, poker showdown, split the pot, and a silent auction.

There will be refreshments, Hot dogs, hamburgers, brats & Metts at a nominal cost.

The Patriot Day raffles begins at 1PM with a $100 prize every half hour then two $250 raffles beginning at 6PM and ending with the Grand Prize $500 raffle to be drawn to 7PM.

Each Ticket has 13 chances to win.

Tickets are on sale now.
$10 a ticket or three for $25

UPDATED

What started out as a cloudy, gloomy day, turned out to be beautiful and fun. I would like to thank all of our members, neighbors, and friends who turned out to support our Patriot Day commemorations. Don’t forget to see the photos.

I know that I shocked everyone by keeping my talk down to a minimum, but don’t worry; I’ll make up for it later. My special thanks to Fire Chief John and Ladies Auxiliary Department President for their attendance and comments.

The horse races were a big hit and the names of the horses were funny and colorful at times, my thanks to Delbert and Carmella for a job well done. Bosie, Denny and Charlie kept our guest in cold drinks, while Fred and Tony kept the cards hot. Pizza Bob and Teri kept everyone fed and provided service with a smile. We gave away $2000.00 in the drawings and another $133.00 in the “split the pot”. The winner will be published in the next post newsletter. Thanks Donny, for keeping track of the drawings, all the funds, and expenses.

As a side note, I did notice that Harley and Skip were taking control over at the cornhole boards! You’ve got to keep an eye on those two.

Again, I would like to thank all those who donated their time, some of which have gone un-named, who made this a successful event.

 

For more information on commemorations please go to:

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History-American/September11.shtml