The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina

 

Welcome Home Vets

If you have any of  these awards, then you may join the VFW.

Combat Action Badge

Combat Infantry Badge

Combat Medical Badge

SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge

AF Expeditionary 

American Campaign

American Defense

Army of Cuban Occupation

Army of Cuban Pacification

Army of Occupation of Germany

Army of Occupation

Army of Puerto Rican Occupation

Asiatic - Pacific Campaign

China Campaign

China Service

Combat Action

Dominican Campaign

European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign

Haitian Campaign

Korea Defense

Korean Service

Kosovo Campaign

Marine Expeditionary

Mexican Service

Nicaraguan Campaign

Philippine Campaign

Spanish Campaign

Coast Guard Combat Action Medal

Vietnam Service

World War I Victory

Yangtze Service

Afghanistan Campaign

AF Combat Action

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary

Inherent Resolve Campaign

Iraq Campaign

Navy Expeditionary

Second Nicaraguan Campaign

Southwest Asia Service

 
VFW Post 9116
    

 

The Polk County VFW Post 9116
meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

The meeting are held at the
House of Flags Museum
33 Gibson St, Columbus, NC.

Meeting starts promptly at 1900 hours
on the third floor. Enter via the main entrance.
Post Phone Number is 828-230-9806

 

2018 ~ 2019 Post Officers
Post Commander
David  (Michael) Collins
Senior Vice Commander
Elliot D Butler
Junior Vice Commander
Paul M Stout
Quartermaster
John D Fleming
Adjutant
John D Fleming
Surgeon
Grover Whitmire
Judge Advocate
William S Weichl
Chaplain
William S Weichl
VA Service Officer
Gina Cashion
Trustees
John W Thurow  Robert Holycross Charles (Chuck) Davis

 




A brief history about this post.

POLK COUNTY MEMORIAL POST #9116,
in Columbus, North Carolina, USA

Veterans must have served overseas during wartime.  If your see one of your ribbons on the sidebar then you are qualified to become a member of the VFW  - all new awards (ribbons) were added on 03-01-2019.

The VFW is a nonprofit unit. We are supported by donations,
fund-raising efforts and membership dues. We serve the community that includes all of Polk County and Landrum SC areas.

We assists
disabled and vets in distress. In addition we supports the VFW National Home, participates in Honor Guards functions (which our members Scott Camp & Fred Foster were the first to start), observes Veterans Day activities, maintains the VFW monument at Polk Memorial Gardens, place flags on Veterans graves on Memorial Day and having Memorial Day Services at Polk Memorial Gardens Cemetery. We also visit and support veterans in local Rest Homes, the VA Hospital, the Black Mountain Center and the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Veteran Homeless Shelter.

We have a Buddy Poppy
distribution / fund drive, plus we hold a Prisoner's of War / Missing In Action Program.

We support the
911 Programs; Voice of Democracy & Patriotic Pen Essays for high school students, Teacher of the Year, Boy Scout Programs; Flag Day and Veterans Day Programs. Our post offers programs and aid to Veterans and their Families. This is an integral part of the VFW's volunteer efforts thus providing and promoting patriotism and helping Veterans who are in need, which are two important ways the Post serves our Community.

We were instrumental in and assisted in starting and still supports the House of Flags Museum and have supplied all the Flag Displays for the House of Flags Museum.

Follow VFW Post 9116 on Facebook at this address:

https://www.facebook.com/VFW-Post-9116-1766086500278230/

Veterans Park War Memorials here:

https://www.facebook.com/Veterans-Park-War-Memorials-/

Polk County Memorial Honor Guard here:

https://www.facebook.com/VFWAmericanLegion/




The VFW Post 9116 of Polk county is in the process of installing a Plaque Memorial for each of the wars. To date, three of the five have been completed and are in place at the Polk County Veterans Park. The VFW Post is raising money for the remaining two to be installed. Please visit and see what we in-vision for the Memorials on this link:

Veterans War Memorials



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The VFW Auxiliary

The VFW Auxiliary also meets at the 'House of Flags Museum' in Columbus, NC at 7:00 pm.

Membership is open to all relatives - both male and female of Veterans that served overseas during wartime.

This is also a nonprofit organization, supported by donations, fund-raising efforts and membership dues.

We serves Veterans by placing flags on Veterans graves on Memorial Day and having Memorial Day Services at Polk Memorial Gardens Cemetery, visiting and supporting them in local Rest Homes, VA Hospital, Black Mountain Center and the Asheville - Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Veteran Homeless Shelter for men and VA affiliated Homeless Shelter for women.

Several camps are support as well - Camp Purple - Camp Bob - Camp Kanuga for children of deployed Veterans. We assist in the Buddy Poppy distributions, holding Prisoner's of War / Missing In Action Programs, 9-11 Programs; Voice of Democracy & Patriotic Pen Essays, Teacher of the Year, Boy Scout Programs. We are present and preform in Veterans Day Programs with the Post and raise money for cancer.

We offers programs and aid to Veterans and their families. It is an integral part of the VFW's volunteer efforts. Promoting patriotism and helping Veterans in need are two of the many ways the Auxiliary serves their Post and Polk Community.

We assisted and help started the House of Flags with this Post.  

 

V.F.W. OBJECTIVES

Are fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational
To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members
To assist worthy comrades
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead,
and to assist their widows and orphans
To foster true patriotism
To maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom
And to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever
To maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America,
and fidelity to its constitution and laws.

"We Honor The Dead By Serving The Living"


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