The monthly program at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy continues to have extraordinary crowds, and as President of the board of that museum Ted Jones remarked recently, “It was standing-room only at the September meeting
with 150 in attendance to hear Miami County Sheriff David Duchak and first responders provide valuable information about firearms regulations in Ohio. We continue to work on our new facility, and we knew we needed a stage so that those in attendance could better see the speakers.”
The need of the museum was readily addressed when the Baird Funeral Home provided the financial resource. Their speedy response to the request for assistance was, “Yes, we’d like to proceed with this. Just let us know what you’d
like us to do.”
Instructor Kyle Stager, head of the construction technologies program at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua got to work and Stager said, “This project really made the students understand that what we do matters.” His students applied their skills to build the stage (12- feet long and six-feet wide) in record time. It took six volunteers from the museum to load the stage, transport it to Troy, and set it up at the museum.
Vietnam War helicopter pilot Jim Miller and life member of the museum reports, “I was impressed to learn of the cooperation of all the parties involved in working together to build this much-needed stage at the museum. Sincere kudos to all who were involved on behalf of veterans. It is this “can do” attitude that makes
Miami County such a great place to live.”