After many days of rain 4th of July was a beautiful weekend celebration. Maybe this is the reason so many people hate our flag. Celebrating our day of freedom by waving our flag. Something they can't do or their leaders will not allow them to do. Hope you had family and friends to celebrate and enjoy this special day in the history of the United States.
Stand Up for America has been a part of history for the Brown Co. Fair. During World War 1 the fairgrounds were used as a staging area for soldiers leaving for overseas. In 1919 a period of silence and recognition was given at the Fair. This was for the soldiers who were wounded or died from Brown Co. The Senior fair was cancelled in 1942 and 1943 because of World War 2. In 1944 it reopened to boost the morale of farmers, parents who had loved ones fighting over seas, and bring the communities back together again.
On Flag Day, June 14, 1988, George H. Smith placed 144 flags with ribbons listing the names of those Ohio Veterans missing in action from the Vietnam War on the fence of the Brown Co. Fairgrounds. That fall three Vietnam Veterans came with George Smith requesting a half hour on Thursday for a tribute to the POW-MIA soldiers from the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. During this period there were no amusement ride noise nor tractor pulling. The first POW-MIA moment of silence were held that day. Several Veterans Organizations participated in this program. This event was the first to be held at a fair in the State of Ohio. Today, one of the main events on Senior Citizens Day is the recognition of the Veteran groups. Brown Co. Fair is very proud to recognize our Veterans with this event. Please stand-up with us and honor the veterans in Brown County.
Its fair season and we have a few fairs coming up to go too. July 11 to the 18th is the Clinton County Fair in Wilmington Ohio. If you go there say HI to Greta Gray who is a director for Clinton County. July 12 to the 18th is Adams Co. Fair held in West Union. Stop by the C103 Radio tent and say hi to all our friends at the station. Fayette Co. Fair is in Washington Court House on July 20 till the 28th. Clermont Co. Fair in Owensville is on July 26 till August 1. Stop in the office and say HI to Lori Cornwell wife of our Electrician Tom Cornwell. Then the State Fair starts on July 29 till August 9th in Columbus. Pike Co. Fair starts July31 till August 8th in Piketon.
June 13, I went to a Quarter Auction at the Sardinia American Legion building. Won a few nice gifts and helped pay on the Save the Fence project. The Sardinia Historical Society and its project Save the Fence is having a couple more events to pay off the last portion of the fence. The fence really looked nice over the 4th of July weekend. Watch in the paper as the new events are decided.