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Attention All Veterans

The VFW Post 9116 in Columbus NC HAS resumed their monthly meetings.

American Legion Post 250 in Tryon NC HAS resume their monthly meeting.

Still NO Bingo at this time.


 


The Two Military Service Posts in Polk County NC

 


Arlington Nation Cemetery

 


The Very First Vietnam Veterans
National Memorial

Constructed between 1968 ~ 1971
Started During  the 1968 TET Offensive.
Angel Fire    New Mexico
A 35 minute video.

Click here to view the history and the video

 

 





History of Bryant Homer Womack.
Polk County's Medal of Honor Recipient.
The Korean War Conflict.
Includes a special video.

The Womack P
age

 





The Veterans Park
Columbus, North Carolina



Below are pictures of the festivities
at the Veterans Park and the Parades
plus history of the Veterans Park
in Columbus, NC.



2002 History of the Veterans Park
This is from the Tryon Daily Bulletin - Nov. 8, 2002
- in a scanned PDF format.

2002 History of the Polk County Veterans
This was a listing of all of the Veterans
that were living in this area during this time.
From the Tryon Daily Bulletin
A Special Veterans Pullout Section - Nov. 8, 2002
- in a scanned PDF format.

2011 ~ Festivities at the Veterans Park
 and the Dedication of the House of Flags

2012 ~ Festivities at the Veterans Park

2013 ~ Veterans Day Parade

2015 ~ Veterans Day Parade

2016 ~ A Eagle Scout Project to put a roof
 on the Pavilion at the Veterans Park.

2016 ~ Veterans Day Parade

2017~  Veterans Day Parade
and a Presentation in Columbus, NC

2019 ~ Memorial Day at the Veterans Park

2019 ~ Dedication of the Charters Of Freedom
at the Veterans Park in Columbus, NC

2019 ~ Veterans Day Parade in Columbus, NC
Plus photos at the Veterans Park and Saluda, NC

2020 ~ The Veterans Park War Memorials
showing the progress that has been made to date.

 

Attention all Veterans

The Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has requested assistance in the following project currently taking place at the Veterans Park in Columbus NC. Please review each of these documents below. Should any operation be missing from either of the two following documents:


The Gulf Wars
- before 9/11/2001
or
Global War on Terrorism - after 9/11/2001

Then please email to the commander the information in the same format  as shown in these documents for inclusion into these two list.  These list will then be used for the placks on the new war memorial that will be created and installed in / at the Veterans Park located in Columbus NC.

Please E-Mail any missing additions or corrections to the commander of the VFW at this E-Mail address ONLY:
 VFW Commander


Thank you for your help.

 



Polk County Memorial Honor Guard

Pictures of the Polk County Memorial Honor Guard plus
requirements to become a member of the Honor Guard.

Polk County Memorial Honor Guard

Additional information may be found on the
Honor Guard's Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com /VFWAmericanLegion/



These are all of the various Veterans Posts located in this area.
American Legion National
Headquarter
 Web Page
V.F.W. National Headquarters
Web Page
NC State American Legion HQ
Web Page
NC State V.F.W HQ.
Web Page
The American Legion is open to ANY Veteran that has served in any branch of the military and has a honorable discharge.  The Legion offers assiatance and / or guidence to any Veteran in need or has to deal with the VA. The V.F.W. page has a list of military awards / ribbons that will indicate if you qualify for membership.  Please click on any link below and check to see if you  have earned one of the awards / ribbons. Please keep in mind that these are all combat zones.


V.F.W.
Post #10349
Mill Spring, NC


This site has been archived
for its history.

V.F.W.
Post #4873
Landrum, SC

Post #4873 was merged with
Post #11252 in Chesnee SC in the spring of 2012.


DAV National Headquarters

D.A.V. Chapters are located in Hendersonville and Asheville NC.

Please Note: The Asheville DAV Chapter #2 has a office downtown but does not currently have a web page.  They hold their meetings the first Tuesday of each month in the Multi Purpose room of the VA Medical Center lower level starting at 1900 hrs. Sign in with campus police and they will direct you to the proper parking area.


D.A.V. Chapter #14
Hendersonville NC

The Hendersonville Chapter meets at the Golden Corral on the 4th Monday at 1300 hrs.  You pay for your own meal.


This chapter is involved with the Golden Corral Veterans Day Golden Corral offers a Free Meal each year for all Vets. on Veterans Day. Check to see what day it will be each year.


NC State V.V.A. HQ


V.V.A. Chapter #1049
Spartanburg SC

The contact person is Larry Miller at 864-663-9482. This post holds their meeting on the 2nd Saturday at 0830 hrs. at the First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg SC on US-176 North. This meeting includes a breakfast. No Web Page.


 V.V.A. Chapter #124
Asheville NC

This chapter meets at the Charles George VA Hospital in the multi purpose room in the basement level of the VA Hospital at 1800 hrs. The meeting are held on the 3rd Tuesday each month. No web page.








The History of TAPs

This is quite a telling story from the Civil War Era when this music was composed. This also includes the words which most people do not know exist.






The House of Flags
located in Columbus, North Carolina

This museum display nearly 300 flags that represent
our country from its earliest days through today. 
For more information and / or to schedule group tours contact them at:
www.houseofflags.org or call 828-894-5640 for more information.
 


The Above and Beyond Memorial

58,000+ Dog Tags for KIA's / MIA's.
The National Veterans Art Museum of Chicago, IL.



Vietnam Era ROMAD / FAC / TAC-P / J-TAC  Web Page
The Forward Air Controller and Radio Operator in the Vietnam Era




693rd Radar Squadron (AC&W ~ ADC)
Home Land Defence ~ Dauphin Island AL



KWVA Chapter 314
             
Korean War / Korean Defense

The Korean war was over in 1954 but the Current USA Military Korean Defense is still on going and it does not have an end date yet.  IF you were stationed at any time in South Korea as PCS then you are qualified to have this Ribbon for the Korean Defense and thus you are elgiable for being a member of this veterans group.

Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 314 of Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee. There are currently  NO  meetings at this time due to the Crono Virus.  A meeting location and time will be announced shortly.

Tenative plans are for a meeting on the Second Wednesday of October. Time and Location will be announced near the end of September.

To become a member of the Association please go to this link and fill out the form on line then either submit it on line or you may mail with your check to the address provided. 

This is the main KWVA National Headquarters website.

Application to Join the KWVA

Hendersonville Chapter 314 Web Page


Hendersonville Chapter 314 Facebook Page

Remember that "Freedom is Not Free"

Video
 "Korean War Veterans in Their Own Words"
http://youtu.be/tOAmfvMbxUg







Below are some useful links for those that need this information.

http://www.themilitaryguide.org

US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline.
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Planning for Life after Discharge.
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/how-to-plan-for-life-after-discharge

Transition to Civilian Life.
https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/6128/military-transition-civilian-life/

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Guide.
Surviving Spouses Resources.
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/mesothelioma-asbestos-lawsuits

Best Jobs for Returning Service members.
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/best-jobs-returning-service-members

ASVAB Prep. Study Course.
https://study.com/asvab/asvab-practice-tests.html


Some very useful information on PTSD and how to cope with it.
This information is provided by Maryville College.
https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/psychology/understanding-a-veteran-with-ptsd/






What is a Typical Recruit

A Tribute To Our Troops
and a prayer for them. 

What Is A Vet 

Wife Of A Vet 

A Bit Of History

Just take a moment. Have you ever wondered what happened
to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? 

Please do not forget the
POW & MIA's

To Look Up A Loved Ones' Name And / Or
The Name Placement On The Vietnam Memorial Wall
Please visit this link:  http://thewall-usa.com/

 

This link will take you to the National Parks
Information Center for the Vietnam National Memorial.

http://www.nps.gov/vive/
 

The Wall's Stories and links

http://www.vietvet.org/thewall.htm