County Memorial Post 5154 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was chartered on
January 30, 1946, after 323 military veterans of Blount County requested that
they be allowed to establish a post. All of them served in combat areas. They
came together to help fellow veterans, help the community, share experiences and have a place
to enjoy each other’s friendship. Some notable events
for our post are that we’ve been home to 2 Tennessee VFW state Commanders. W. S.
"Doc” Barker 1974-1975 and Lloyd Hansen 2019-2020.
Buddy Poppy donation drives we’ve been able to raise money to assist veterans
and their families and for programs to honor our veterans. Additionally, we have conducted many
different Post drives for food, clothing or monetary donations organized to aid local organizations, veterans and veteran hospitals.
Post 5154 has been active for many years recognizing local teachers, Scouts, and
first responders. Our annual Patriots Pen Essay contest for middle schoolers
and Voice of Democracy Speech contest for high schoolers are programs which can aid in local, state, or National recognition and/or scholarships and instill patriotism in our youth.
We welcomed home local troops from wars, and we're involved
with area remembrances of our veterans. We strive to help fellow
veterans and their families, remember our fallen, support the local
community, promote patriotism, and be a place for veterans to meet and
share their experiences. Most importantly, is we CARE about the community, all veterans and family members.