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Attention All Veterans.
All Post have suspended all
Meetings till further notice.


Please call ahead to see if Bingo will be played.
No Bingo at the Legion till April 3rd.
No American Legion Meeting April 7th


 


Military Service Posts in Polk County NC

 


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
age

 





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
from the Tryon Daily Bulletin  Nov. 8, 2002 - PDF

2002 History of the Polk County Veterans
from the Tryon Daily Bulletin  Nov. 8, 2002
 - PDF

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


 



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
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

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This site has been archived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 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 Gang of Veterans that come each week.

Veterans  Lunch  at  Costco!


Enter through the Left Side or the Exit door.
Cost is $1.50 plus 14 Cents Tax per one foot long Hot Dog & Drink
AND
You do NOT have to be a Costco member to join us for lunch!

Print out the PDF on this link.



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.


Hendersonville Web Page


Facebook Page

"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