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Veterans Day Parade on November 11
Enter a Float
The is No Charge  for you to enter a float in the parade.
Fill out the applications for entering a float in the parade
drop it off at the VFW or American Legion
or just drop it in the mail!
Click here for the application form

Attention All Polk County Veterans.
Important Special Announcements for all Veterans
and Families of upcoming events are found on this link:



Military Service Posts found 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


The Veterans Plaza
Columbus, North Carolina USA

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

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

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

2011 Festivities at the Veterans Plaza
 and the Dedication of the House of Flags

2012 Festivities at the Veterans Plaza

2013 Veterans Day Parade

2015 Veterans Day Parade

2016 Scout Eagle 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 Plaza in Columbus, NC


Polk County Memorial Honor Guard

Pictures of the Polk County Memorial Honor Guard plus
how 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 Post found in this area.
American Legion National
Headquarter Web Page
V.F.W. National Headquarters
Web Page
NC State American Legion
Web Page
NC State V.F.W.
Web Page

American Legion
Post #74
Forest City, NC

Requires a Facebook Account
This site has been archived .
Post #4873
Landrum, SC

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

D.A.V. Chapters are located in Hendersonville and Asheville NC. Check site below for meeting location, date & time.

NC State V.V.A. HQ

V.V.A. Chapter #1049
Larry Miller 864-663-9482
2nd Saturday at 0830 hrs at
First Baptist Church at
North Spartanburg SC

V.V.A. Chapter #124
Asheville NC

Note that the Asheville web page info is correct but the web address link is no longer used.

Veterans  Lunch  at  Costco!

Enter through the Left Side or the Exit door.
Cost is $1.50 plus 14 Cents Tax per Foot long Hot Dog & Drink
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 has on display nearly 300 of our early flags all the way up 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 Web Page
The Forward Air Controller and Radio Operator
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"

 "Korean War Veterans in Their Own Words"

Below are some useful links for those that need the 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.

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 Love Ones Name And / Or The
Name Placement On The Vietnam Memorial Wall
Please visit this link:


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


The Wall's Stories and links