Ohio Post Donates US Flags

Members in Washington Court House shell out some $3,000 every year for new flags to be distributed throughout their county

Ohio Post Donates US Flags InsertMembers of Post 3762 in Washington Court House, Ohio, donated U.S. flags to Fayette Progressive School and Fayette Progressive Industries in September.

According to Post Quartermaster Bob Malone, the Post donates about $3,000 worth of flags around Fayette County each year. He said the Post has been doing this for about 20 years.

With 220 members, not including the Auxiliary, Malone said the Post is active in schools, sponsoring both Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests /community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships?cookieCheck=true.

Malone added that the Post also awards four $500 scholarships each year, two to each high school.

Post members’ good work extends beyond the school. They also support the Ohio Flags of Honor, which is a traveling display of flags to represent all Ohioans killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Post’s VFW Riders, in conjunction with all members, sponsored a month-long coat drive earlier this year. They ended the month with a free-will dinner and all proceeds benefited Fayette County veterans. 

Photo caption: Post 3762 Sr. Vice Commander Sheldon Litton presents Brenda Whitmer, Trish Thibert, Jamie Bryant and students from Fayette Progressive School with a U.S. flag in September. The Post annually donates $3,000 worth of flags throughout Fayette County.

By Janie Dyhouse, associate editor, VFW magazine