Veterans of Foreign Wars
Landrum, South Carolina
Post #4873



Welcome Home Vets

We are sorry to announce that the
Landrum Post has been deactivated.

All members have been merged with the
Chesnee SC Post 11252 and some joined
Post 9116 in Columbus NC.

We are leaving this page active for historical purposes.

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

Combat Action Badge

Combat Infantry Badge

Combat Medical Badge


Spanish Campaign

Army of Cuban Occupation

Army of Puerto Rican Occupation

Philippine Campaign

China Campaign and China Relief Expedition

Army of Cuban Pacification

Cuban Pacification Navy

Mexican Service

First Nicaraguan Campaign

Haitian Campaign

Dominican Campaign

W.W. I Victory (with Clasp)

Army of Occupation of Germany

Second Nicaraguan Campaign

Yangtze Service

China Service

American Defense (with Clasp)

American Campaign (with Foreign Service)

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign

European-African-Middle Eastern

Army of Occupation of Germany-Italy-Austria-Korea-Japan Navy Occupation

Korean Service

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Marine Corps Expeditionary

Armed Forces Expeditionary

Combat Action

Vietnam Service

Kosovo Service Medal #1

Kosovo Service Medal #2

raq Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal


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"



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:
    Visiting hospitalized veterans
    Placing flags on veterans graves on special occasions
    Holiday fruit baskets provided to senior citizens
    Honor Guard service at Veterans Funerals
    Various recycling projects

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.


A short history of the Veterans Memorial at the Brookwood Park in Landrum SC.
Written by Charlie Moore, Commander of this post.

Click Here for the Veterans Welcome Home Day Pictures
A veterans Recognition and a Welcome Home Day for Middle East Veterans
was organized and completed as part of the District 8 Picnic
held on October 22, 2005 at the Brookwood Park.

Click here for a 10 minute video of the 2013 Dedication of two Memorials at the Veterans Park
These two Memorials were dedicated at the Veterans Park on January 13, 2013.
A large crowd gathered for this event, after which some socializing was done
and then most all move over to South Side BBQ for a nice lunch.


Veterans Memorial at Brookwood Park.
Pictures were taken in 2006
All pictures are clickable.



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Membership is now with the Chesnee SC Post 11252
At this time the post does not appear to have a web page on line.

VFW Post 4873, Landrum, South Carolina 29356
Guarding and serving the western perimeter of South Carolina

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