American Legion in Medina swears in officers, will paint large flag on Post

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 7 October 2021 at 7:25 am

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Eighth-District Past Commander Frank Berger, left, swore in the officers of the Butts-Clark American Legion Post in Medina at their meeting Tuesday night. With Berger are, from left, Dave Kusmierczak, chaplain; Tony Vicnair, first vice president and membership chair; Glenn Whitmore, commander; Dave Morien, treasurer; and Jim Wells, second vice president. Absent is Peter Huth, adjutant.

MEDINA – Butts-Clark American Legion Post opened its October meeting Tuesday night with swearing in of new officers by Past Eighth-District Commander Frank Berger.

Officers for the coming year are Glenn Whitmore, commander; Tony Vicnair, first vice president and membership chairman; Dave Morien, treasurer; Jim Wells, second vice president; and Peter Huth, adjutant. Dave Kusmierczak is chaplain.

The members also discussed an ambitious project for which they have received village approval – the painting of a giant American flag on the south wall of their post at 305 North Main St.

The design will be an unfurled flag covering the entire end of the building.

“This will be a striking site to drivers coming down Main Street,” commander Glenn Whitmore said earlier in the summer, when discussions first began about the project.

Cost for the project is estimated to be between $3,500 and $4,000, and the Legion is asking the public to consider donating toward this patriotic mission. Checks may be made payable to American Legion Post 204, with the notation “American flag,” and mailed to 305 North Main St., Medina.

The Butts-Clark American Legion Post is undertaking an ambitious project to raise money to have a wall-size American flag painted on the south end of their building. Holding a picture of the design are past commander Frank Berger, Legion Commander Glenn Whitmore and second vice president Jim Wells.