Veterans of Foreign Wars
Landrum, South Carolina
Welcome Home Vets
are sorry to announce that the
Landrum Post has been deactivated.
All members have been merged with the
Chesnee SC Post 11252.
We are leaving this page active for historical purposes.
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VFW Post 4873
VFW Post 4873 was chartered in September, 1988. During the early days, members concentrated on acquiring a post home. Once this was established, an identity as a viable community asset was created. The post was deactivated on 23 July 2013
Among many things this post has done includes donations to youth activities and sponsoring the Voice of Democracy audio and the Patriot's Pen Essay Competition. Also the Veterans in school classroom type of programs are sponsored by the VFW as well.
Since 1998, the Post Community Activities have
gradually increased and now include:
Some notable accomplishments over the past eight years include establishment of a Veterans Memorial in Landrum's Brookwood Park and Construction of a large gazebo providing a focal point of ongoing community activities, patriotic events, nature observations and meditation.
Completion of the nature trail is scheduled for October 2008. Six picnic tables and two grills are complemented by a vast array of flowers and shrubs along with 13 bird houses and South Carolina Habitat Fence.
The entire facility was constructed by post members with private funding. No tax payer money was involved in this project. Area citizens are encouraged to utilize the facilities, free of charge.
Landrum was named most outstanding post in S.C. in 2005 and has been designated in six of the past seven years as an "All - State" post by the VFW Department of South Carolina. Charles Robinette was named most outstanding new member for year 2007-2008.
This Post proudly sponsored Mrs. Gloria Coleman in the first VFW National Citizenship Teacher of the Year Competition. A fifth grade teacher at O. P. Earle Elementary School, Mrs. Coleman was selected as the year 2000 National Winner, bringing honor and a cash award to herself, her school and South Carolina. Ms. Bessie Fisher, representing Post 4873 was selected to be South Carolinas Nominee in the 2004 competition. Mrs. Meredith Paige Moore Representing Post 4873 was selected to be South Carolinas Nominee in the 2006 competitions. (Middle School Category). Ms. Carolyn Kennedy, a fourth grade teacher at O. P. Earl Elementary School represented our post and was named National Teacher of the Year in 2008.
In the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Contest, several student entries sponsored by Post 4873, have received top district awards as well. Mr. Forrest Rossi was judged 1st place in District #8 this year. He advances to the state finals. Forrest resides in Gowensville with brother Hunter and Parents William and Natalie Rossi.
short history of the Veterans Memorial at the Brookwood Park in
Click Here for the Veterans Welcome Home Day Pictures
Click here for a 10
minute video of the 2013 Dedication of two Memorials at the Veterans
Veterans Memorial at Brookwood Park.
Membership is now with the Chesnee SC Post 11252
VFW Post 4873,
Landrum, South Carolina 29356
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