Minster Hometown Hero Banners Being Put Up Around Village

Staff Writer

The Sons of the American Legion Post 387 in conjunction with the Village of Minster are preparing a “Hometown Hero” banner program to honor living and deceased members of the Minster community who served in the Armed Forces. The S.A.L kicked off the program at this year’s Oktoberfest with four initial sample banners displayed on the grounds at various locations along with an informational brochure on how to order.

The heavy-duty vinyl banners featuring the name, rank, picture, years of service, and the service branch of any active duty or veteran of our Armed Forces that is or was a resident of Minster. These banners are 30 inches by 60 inches and will be hung by the village along S.R. 66. Up to 80 banners are planned to be on display from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.

"The S.A.L. committee would like to thank the American Legion Post 387 for sponsoring the banner of Sgt, Anthony Knapke; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6432 for sponsoring the banner of PFC William Thieman; the Minster Historical Society for sponsoring the banner of Cpl. Walter Schulte; and the Sons of the American Legion Post 387 for sponsoring the banner of Cpl. Vernon J. Seger," a release said.

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion honors the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

For additional information, email minsterhometownhero@gmail.com or call Ken Meiring (419) 628-4820.

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