POW Speaks to Foothills Chapter 301
- By James Spurck
Ex Korean War POW William H. “Bill” Funchess, 1st Lt Infantry “B” & “C” Companies, 19th Infantry, 24th Division, US Army, was the guest speaker for the November 14, 2019 regular meeting of the KWVA Foothills Chapter #301.
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Veterans Upstate Salute
- By Stuart McClure
Members Pat Ramsey and Tony Dunn of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214, talk to visitors at Flour Field for Salute to Veterans. Pictured above, Pat and Tony show off weapons form the Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History located at The Post, 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC.
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US Flag Retirement in Honor of Veterans Day
- By Tony Dunn & Stuart McClure
On a very cold day the Vietnam Veterans of America held a proper Flag Retirement Ceremony in Cleveland Park at the Vietnam War Monument.
President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 523 Pat Ramsey explains the proper way to retire the US Flag.
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Remember Those Who Have Served
- By Eagle Forum
“On this Veterans’ Day, do as I do; remember those who have served and given so much of themselves for our freedoms in America,” writes Commander Theresa Hubbard, USCG (ret.), who is an Eagle Forum leader. Her reflections and concluding thought help us all to put into perspective what these nameless, faceless, valiant men and women continue to do so every American can live free.
Just who and what is a Veteran? A Veteran is the neighbor down the street, the school bus driver, the golf car repairman, the guy who drives the garbage truck, the entrepreneur who runs the patriotic T-Shirt company, one who started the coffee company for deployed troops, the CEO, the doctor, the lawyer, and the nurse. A Veteran could be standing next to you waiting, at the light of a busy intersection, to cross the street. Most of the time they look just like you or me, but they carry a load of memories with scars seen and unseen. Sometimes they don’t look like us because they have lost an arm, leg, or both or all. You will see them with the amazing prosthetics made today, or you’ll see them in a wheelchair with their scars from the Middle East, Vietnam, Korea, or the continent of Europe. Some are young and still in their 20’s; others are aging in their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
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Sunday Afternoon at the Museum
- By Tony Dunn
Dan, Kei'an and Kimie Czarnecki enjoy a Sunday afternoon visit at the Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History where thousands of military artifacts are on display. Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Museum is located at American Legion Post 215, 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC.
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