with Dr. Ben Hartnell @ Westerville North HS
Presenting the Colors at Veterans' Day Assembly
HS students are very perceptive; they ask GREAT questions!
Demonstrating the "13 Folds" of the Flag
VFW Post 7883 Sr. Vice Cmdr Chris Curry presents scholarship winners to Westerville School Board meeting March 12, 2019.
Patriot's Pen: (L to R) Sidney Choo (2nd Place), Makayla Stachecki (1st Place), Ella Mohnsen (3rd Place)
Post 7883 places flags on Veterans' graves at Pioneer Cemetery for the week surrounding Memorial Day each year.
The two Posts were privileged to perform funeral honors for Comrade John H. Istvan, at his memorial service at Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, Monday, November 14.
Our Post performed the VFW funeral ritual, and Post 171 provided the firing squad just before their bugler played "Taps".
John's casket flag was folded and presented by an Army ceremonial squad.
John was a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the 87th Airborne.
A memorial service will be held at NOON on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at The Westerville First Presbyterian Church, 41. W. College Ave. Visitation with the family will precede the service from 10:45-Noon.
Mike was a born leader and volunteered at church and in the community in various capacities. Mike served his country in the U.S. Army 1968-69 in Korea. Unfortunately, it was there that he was exposed to Agent Orange which caused the cancer that took his life. Mike took great pride in being a veteran and supporting our country. In 2003 he became a member of Westerville American Legion Post 171 and served as Commander from 2005-2010 and has been a Trustee of the post until the present time. Mike served as an Elder and a Deacon at various times at First Presbyterian Church of Westerville and W. Berlin Presbyterian Church. He was involved in the building of some of the very first Habitat for Humanity homes in Columbus and Delaware County. Serving and helping others was his passion.
Mike had many friends who loved and respected him. One friend described him as a ‘man of quiet strength’ that others could depend on. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Until the very last moment of his life, his faith in God and Jesus was strong and gave him peace.
His complete obituary can be seen at http://www.hillfuneral.com/westerville-funeral-home/obituaries-services/obits-photos/1180
In January 2022, Post 7883 mourned the passing of our dear friend and Comrade-in-Arms, Rock Lantz, following his long battle with a rare blood disorder. Rest In Peace, Brother.
Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State.
For all of us who knew and loved James, he will never be forgotten. He was the consummate person and professional who was respected by everyone he came in contact with.
In James’ honor, ROTC Consulting is sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.