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Blue Ridge Honor Flight

April 23, 2023

A second Blue Ridge Honor Flight was organized and held for select veterans from Watauga and Ashe Counties for travel to the nations capital to participate in a day-long commemorative celebration of their time in VietNam.

Open the below message shared by CDR Mik Mikulan, USPHS, Ret. on the significance and meaning of the event.

Thank you Mik!

A message from CDR Mik Mikulan, USPHS, Ret.
06/03/23 01:00:12/ Douglas Ehrhardt/ Veterans Affairs/

New River Chapter Ashe County Honor to Veterans

New River Chapter Ashe County Honor to Veterans
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Ashe County High School Color Guard provided honors

November 11, 2022

The New River Chapter was one of several veteran organizations in Ashe County that participated in a day to honor veterans that was held at the Ashe County Courthouse.

Open the files above the Chapter's logo to view additional photographs from the Veterans Day ceremony.

Rifle ceremony and Taps played as part of the ceremony
11/11/22/ Douglas Ehrhardt/ Veterans Affairs/

New River Chapter to Honor Veterans with Music

New River Chapter to Honor Veterans with Music
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Music Honoring Ashe County Veterans publicity poster.

May 28, 2022

Open and read our Calendar Subdirectory for the dates of the many programs planned for the New River Chapter in 2022.

In May, you will note that we are hosting another music event - Honoring Veterans with Music - that will be held at the Ashe Civic Center from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on May 28, 2022. Formerly our Marathon Jam, the program will feature local musicians/music groups and we will again be honoring local veterans with the presentation of "Healing Quilts" that have been donated by the Ashe Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

Admission will be $10 at the door and all proceeds will benefit the Fisher Houses of NC at Camp LeJeune and Fort Bragg.

Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for this memorable event. Open the link below for more information about the Ashe Civic Center.

Follow this link to the Fund Raising Subcategory to read about the music program
7/12/22/ Douglas Ehrhardt/ Veterans Affairs/

Blue Ridge Honor Flights for Veterans

Blue Ridge Honor Flights for Veterans
Blue Ridge Honor Flight
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Veterans from Ashe County Prepare to Depart for the Honor Flight

April 23, 2022

New River Chapter President LCDR Steve Tucker participated in an Honor Flight that departed from Asheville, NC on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The picture below the Blue Ridge Honor Flight logo are the Ashe County veterans preparing to depart for the day long event in Washington, DC. Steve can just barely be seen in the 2nd row, 3rd from the right...

Open the many other photographs which Steve shared, along with his after action report - Blue Ridge Honor Flight - listed in the downloads below the photograph about the trip.

Finally, see Steve's information form - HonorFlight22 - also in the downloads, needed if someone wishes to nominate a veteran to participate in more Honor Flights in 2022.

6/2/23/ Douglas Ehrhardt/ Veterans Affairs/

VA Welcome Kit

* One complaint that Veterans have voiced about the VA is their uncertainty as to where to begin in order to receive services and supports.

* VA’s myriad of services, resources, and materials can be daunting. Therefore, the VA listened and released a Welcome Kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services that they have earned.

* The VA Welcome Kit is user-friendly and addresses eligibility and benefits in six areas:

- Health Care,

- Finances,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Education,

- Memorialization.

* Based on Veteran’s stage of life, Veterans can figure out how the VA can help in the present and future.

* Veterans can download a copy of the Welcome Kit for their convenience by clicking here.

Feb 14, 18/ Douglas Ehrhardt/ Veterans Affairs/