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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:

CLICK HERE.

 


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
age

 





The Veterans Plaza
Columbus, North Carolina USA


The 2013 Veterans Day Parade
in Columbus, NC


The 2015 Veterans Day Parade
in Columbus, NC


The 2016 Veterans Day Parade
in Columbus, NC


The 2017 Veterans Day Parade
and Presentation in Columbus, NC


2019 Memorial Day at the Veterans Park

 



Polk County Honor Guard

Become a member of the Guard.
Full information is found on the Honor Guard's
Facebook Page. Connect to the 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This site has been archived .
V.F.W.
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
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 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"

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



Below are some useful links for those that need the 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






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 Love 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