Mission: To support veterans of the Armed Forces by conducting annual ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
We also help reach out to meet the needs of our veterans!
WHO ARE WE?
We are a coalition of Sumter Veterans Organizations that include
American Legion Post 15 DAV Chap# 5 VFW Post 10813
28 S. Artillery Drive PO Box 464 610 Manning Ave
Sumter, SC 29150 Dalzell, SC 29040 Sumter, SC 29150
Military Order of Purple Heart American Legion Post 202 Sumter County Combat Veterans Association
Chapter 817 310 Palmetto Street 207 Alexander Place
Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter, SC 29150
Marine Corps League 1202 VFW Post 3034
PO Box 1222 1925 Gion Street
Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter, SC 29150
American Legion Post 175 Association of the US Army Elks Club OEM 855
Air Force Association Knights of Columbus USAF Jr. ROTC Commanders
USAF Sgts Association MOA
Memorial Day Ceremony
Our Association lays over 4,600 American Flags on the graves of Sumter County Veterans every year. A Memorial Day Ceremony is conducted featuring a notable key note speaker whom is normally on active duty or a retired veteran. The ceremony is held at the General Mabry Memorial Park, located adjacent to Shaw AFB on Highways 376/76. This year’s ceremony will be on May 30, 2014 beginning at 11:00am.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Our Association commemorates the services of all veterans of the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day every year. The date of the ceremony is November 11th, and is held on the front lawn of the Sumter County Court House located on 141. N Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150 and begins at 11:00am. This year, some of our local businesses and service organizations will greet Veterans and their families on the back lawn of our Court House after the ceremony!
You are cordially invited to attend the ceremonies and we always welcome volunteers to help us pay tribute to our heroes! All ceremonies are free and open to the public!
Sumter County Veterans Association, Inc.
PO POX 3675
SUMTER, SC 29151-3675
Larry Huff, Chairman
Fred Moore, Vice Chairman
Jimmy Scott, Treasurer
Harry Bausman, Vice Treasurer
Valerie Brunson, VSO, Secretary
Rev. Henry Boyd, Chaplain
Sam Belin, Sargent at Arms
Past Chairmen’s include:
Joe Barwick, Chairman 1999 - Nov 2002
Harry Bishop, Chairman Nov 2002 - Nov 2004
Ed Slocum, Chairman Nov 2004 - Nov 2005
Steve Guest, Chairman Nov 2005 - Nov 2007
John Ashmore, Chairman Nov 2007 - May 2010
Newton Brown, Chairman May 2010 - May 2011
Jeff Mockalis, Chairman May 2011 - May 2014
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