After eight years it's time a new generation takes over. In fact, sixty years separate him and me, but age--whether old or
young--is no barrier to creativity and patriotism. Aidan, you have lots of boosters, some you know and more you don't, yet. Congratulations on your new assignment to
administered by Assistant Webmaster Marc Baker in friendly rivalry with this Webpage and its Webmaster in parallel but
compatible tracks! Thanks, Marc, for your outstanding effort. We all applaud and appreciate you.
J. VERNON HEROD, the first commander of our VFW Post 1697, shares his Service
Story about World War II here.
Our thanks to the Scenic City Chorus who sang in their signature barbershop quartet style for a concert on 08 MAR
2018. Hear and see them here in proudly featured five videos!
Amazing how the music keeps coming! AMBERHOPE VELBIS is a performer extraordinaire who sings her original songs and arrangements while
accompanying herself on the keyboard. She graced our Post on 11 JAN 2018 sharing her inspiring skill.
See Alan Blankenship's photographs from Vietnam with the US Army's 5th Infantry Division 1/77 Armor
Scouts during 1969 and 1970.
View the VIDEO from the 50th
Anniversary of the Vietnam War!
See OUR PROJECTS for highlights from the 2013 and 2016Armed Forces Day
Parades and 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Armed Forces Day Luncheons.
View the updates on our Site under NEWS & EVENTS FROM 2020 ON. Previous entries underNEWS & EVENTS 2017 TO 2020, NEWS & EVENTS 2014 TO 2016 and NEWS & EVENTS 2011 TO 2013 are tabbed at the top
of each page.
Don’t miss MARTY MILLER’S MISSION! Also
look under NEWS & EVENTS FROM 2014 ON for 09 JUL 2015.
City employees and Veterans teamed
up to replace worn State flags in Collegedale (Tennessee) Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, 21 FEB 2014, Wednesday, 01 APR 2015, Friday, 07 APR 2017, and Friday, 14 JUN 2019.
Check out SERVICE
STORIES from Veterans of our Post! COMRADES Raymond C. Brown, Bill Nutt, Noble B. Vining and J. Vernon
Herod start us out, followed by as many as will consent to share their SERVICE STORIES to encourage new generations to serve and defend our Beloved Land.
Look back to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
SPECIAL EVENT: Flag Retirement Ceremony was conducted by Ooltewah, Tennessee Boy Scouts of America Troop 147 at Collegedale VETERANS MEMORIAL
PARK on Saturday, 03 DEC 2011.