The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Polk County, North Carolina
Post #9116

 

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

Expeditionary

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

I
raq Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

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"

 

 

VFW Post 9116

 

Post Contact Phone Number is 828-894-3197

The Polk County VFW Post 9116 meets on the 3rd Tuesday
of each month,
meeting in the Columbus City Town Hall meeting room.
The meeting starts promptly at (7PM) 1900 hours.


A brief history of this post.

POLK COUNTY MEMORIAL POST #9116, Columbus NC USA

This is the first VFW in Polk County. Members must be military veterans who served overseas during wartime (see ribbon sidebar to see if you are qualified). This is a nonprofit unit. We supported by donations, fund-raising efforts and membership dues. We serve the community including all of Polk County.

We assists
disabled or distress vets, 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, VA Hospital, Black Mountain Center and the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Veteran Homeless Shelter.

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

We support the
9-11 Programs; Voice of Democracy & Patriotic Pen Essays, Teacher of the Year, Boy Scout Programs; Flag Day and Veterans Day Programs. Out 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 in need are two important ways the Post serves our Community.

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

 

 


POLK COUNTY VETERANS ASSOCIATION 

The Polk County Veterans Association is a newly formed group consisting of the elected leadership from the three local Veterans groups, American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 9116 and VFW Post 10349.

The purpose of this association to pool the resources of these three smaller organizations into a larger group to better serve the veterans of Polk County and surrounding communities.

At this time the President of the Polk County Veterans Association is Bevin Corbin who is also the Commander of the VFW Post 9116; Vice President is Michael Collins, who is the Commander of the American Legion Post 250.

The Association is a member of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce and building support through this arena to promote the needs of veteran and gather support.

If you would like more information and/or to donated, please contact Bevin Corbin at (828) 802-1060 or email bevincorbin@hotmail.com.

 

 


Current Officers

Post Commander:
 Bevin Corbin
Senior Vice Commander:
 
Vice Commander:
 
Quartermaster:
 
Chaplain:
 
Sergeant at Arms:
Judge Advocate:
 
Finance Officer:
Historian:
Trustees:
   
   

If you are a Veteran then we need you to join.
We all have a voice in the community and in Washington as well.

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Remember that you may join and become a life member.
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By the way, over the years it is a lot cheaper than dues renewal.


The VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The VFW Post 9116 Ladies Auxiliary meets on the
4th Tuesday at the Womack Building in the

Jay Foster Court Room starting at 1930 hours.

Charted in 1979. Membership is restrictive to female relatives of Veterans or Female Veterans that served overseas during wartime. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than sixteen years old.

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.

 


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