On November 11, 2009, American Legion members along with many Blanchester citizens, Town Mayor Chad Hollon, town council, and many others dedicated the recently completed Veterans Memorial Park. Lloyd Caldwell Post Chaplain opened the ceremony with prayer. Speakers were Michael Mider Post Commander, Chad Hollon Mayor, Ben Howlett Architect, Herb Dunkman Project Manager, Closing prayer by Kelly D McInerney Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Wilmington, Ohio.
The memorial was Dedicated to and honoring SGT Chester H Wilson of Post 179. Mr Wilson served in WWII in the US Army in the 83rd Infantry Division. He has been a member in Post 179 for 65 years, is a Lifetime member in VFW, DAV,& Military Order of Purple Heart-Oak Leaf Cluster. He served on the Clinton County Service Commissioners for 19 Years, was 1st Nominee of Blanchester "Citizen of the Year.