There is a new addition to Veterans Park, a new Flag Retiring Court, right off the plaza between the Purple Heart Monument and the Fallen Soldier Statue.This project was the Eagle Scout Service Project of Erich Wagner. Erich with the help of his father Shawn and numerous Volunteers and contractors put a great amount of planning and work into getting this project finished.
Last year Erich contacted the Post to have a flag retiring ceremony for his Life Scout Service Project. After the ceremony, it was suggested that the Flag Retiring Court would be a great permanent addition for the Green Township Veterans Park. Erich accepted the challenge and started the ball rolling.
After Erich received all the permissions and backing of all entities involved, fundraising started and within a couple of weeks the full amount was raised and construction was started. Mark Wegman of Wegman Excavating volunteered to do the excavation. Charlie Wilke of Paul Wilke and Sons Sheet Metal fabricated the metal top covering the fire box. The brick pavers were laid by Erich and his father Shawn.
There will be a dedication ceremony for the Flag Retiring Court at a later date.
This Sponsor Sign is mounted to the fence on the outside of the Plaza.The Sponsors are:
- VFW Post 10380
- Hartman and Smith Contractors
- Rack and Ballauer Excavating
- Fred A. Nemann Company
- Scot Ranz Construction Inc.
- Paul Wilke and Son, Inc.
- Western Builders Supply
- Green Township
- Westwood – Cheviot Kiwanis
- Free Masons – Grand Lodge of Ohio
- Free Masons Montgomery Lodge 94
Thanks to Erich and Shawn and to all sponsor’s and volunteers for helping with this undertaking.
Free Masons Montgomery Lodge #94