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District 2 News

New Knoxville Boys Staters

The New Knoxville Post celebrated 95 years with a Veteran's Day recognition meal provided by the SAL and Aux for over 100 Legion Family members. The Post recognized the five Buckeye Boys State Representatives with certificates presented by Guest Speaker, Congressman Jim Jordan, Representative, Ohio 4th District.

Legion Riders

Post 210 Legion Rider, Bob Maurer, presenting Riders donation checks to Past National Commander Mike Helm.

Boy Scouts award

2nd District Americanism Chairman Chuck Craynon presented the Department Red, White, and Blue Award to Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97. For eight years, the troop has removed approximately 2,300 flags from Graceland after Veteran's Day, conducted a flag retirement ceremony, and properly destroyed these American flags by burning. Pictured with the troop are Scoutmaster Tom Frantz and Past Department Treasurer Chuck Craynon.

St. Marys Honors

St. Marys Post 323 honors continuous members during their annual Veteran's Day celebration. Honorees included members with 40 years to 70 years of continuous membership. Pictured (L-R back): Post Commander Justin Arnold with District Commander Ken Schutz and past post Commanders Ron Cline and Larry Dieringer, along with Mr. Bill Webber (Larry and Bill 40 years) Departmental 2nd vice Commander Randy Jackson. Pictured L-R front): Thomas Morgan and Charlie Adams (70 years).

Sidney Award

District 2 Americanism Chairman Chuck Craynon is shown presenting a Red, White, and Blue Award to Sidney Middle School Principal Dianne Voress. Students held fundraisers to purchase two 5 X 8 American flags, one to be flown outside replacing the smaller flag, and the other to be permanently hung inside the school entryway. Remaining funds of $200.00 was donated to the Dayton VA Hospice.

Veteran's Day at Sidney High

Veterans from different wars spoke to Sidney High School students in the sociology classes. Pictured (L-R) are: Weldon Oakley (Korean War), Larry Spence (Vietnam), and Ian Setili (Afghanistan). All are members of Post 217.

Flag retirement

Members of Post 217 retire a flag at Sidney Middle School. Pictured (L-R) are: Sgt. Jacob Kirkpatrick, SSgt. Ian Setili, Past Commander Dick Snider, and Past Department Treasurer Chuck Craynon.

Post 217 A and G

Sidney Post 217 Commander Rick Lunsford and Past Department Treasurer Chuck Craynon presented checks and certificates to five Post winners of the Department A&G Test from Sidney High School. Pictured (L-R front) are: Senior Heidi Parker, Junior Logan Johnson, Junior Erin Ivey, Sophomore Gabrielle Rice, Sophomore Sean Martin, (L-R rear) Lunsford and Craynon.

A and G winners

Department of Ohio Americanism Director Gerald White briefed four winners from Sidney High School of the Department A&G Test. Sidney Post 217 sponsored schools have had 35 winners over the years and Sidney High has had 29. This is the first time that there have been 4 winners from the same school. Pictured (L-R) are: Post Commander Eric Lunsford, Past Dept Treasurer Chuck Craynon, Senior Heidi Parker, Junior Erin Ivey, Sophomore Abigail Rice, Junior Logan Johnson, and Director White.