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Attention All Veterans.

VFW Post 9116 in Columbus NC HAS resumed their monthly meetings. Please plan to attend.

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

Still NO Bingo at this time.


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    U.S.A.
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 Era
Includes a video

The Womack P


The Veterans Park
Columbus, North Carolina USA

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 at this time.
From the Tryon Daily Bulletin  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 War Memorials in the Veterans Park
Showing the progress that has been made to date.


Attention of Veterans

The Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars request assistance in the following project currently taking place at the Veterans Park in Columbus NC. Please review and should any operation be missing from either of the two following documents:

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

Then please email to the commander the information in the same format as presented  as shown in these documents for inclusion into these list.  These list will then be used for the placks on the new war memorials 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:
 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 the Veterans Posts located in this area.
American Legion National
 Web Page
V.F.W. National Headquarters
Web Page
NC State American Legion HQ
Web Page
NC State V.F.W HQ.
Web Page

Post #10349
Mill Spring, NC

This site has been archived
for its history.

Post #4873
Landrum, SC

Post #4873 was merged with
Post #11252 in Boiling Spring 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 Free Meal each year for all Vets.

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 was composed. This also includes the words.

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 to schedule group tours contact them at:
www.houseofflags.org or call 828-894-5640.

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 Web Page
The Forward Air Controller and Radio Operator in the Vietnam Era

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

Korean War Veterans Association, Western North Carolina,
Chapter 314.
Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm,
Lunch is 12 Noon at the Golden Corral in Hendersonville NC.

To become a member of the Association please go to this
link and fill out the form then mail with your
check to the address provided.  The is the main KWVA
website at the National Headquarters.
Application to Join the KWVA

Hendersonville Web Page

Hendersonville Facebook Page

Remember that "Freedom is Not Free"

 "Korean War Veterans in Their Own Words"

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


US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline.

Planning for Life after Discharge.

Transition to Civilian Life.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Guide.
Surviving Spouses Resources.

Best Jobs for Returning Service members.

ASVAB Prep. Study Course.

Some very useful information on PTSD and how to cope with it.
This information is provided by Maryville College.

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

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.


The Wall's Stories and links