Aiken County Veterans Council

Aiken County Veterans Council Aiken County Veteran's Council has been in Aiken, SC since 1996. We are an organization that is compiled of all the veterans organizations in the county.
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05/25/2020
Hometown Heroes – Aiken County Veterans Council
05/18/2020
Hometown Heroes – Aiken County Veterans Council

Hometown Heroes – Aiken County Veterans Council

HOMETOWN HEROES PROJECT • A personal and visible way to honor military veterans 2 weeks prior to Veterans Day and again before Memorial Day through July 4 • Double-sided vinyl banners with individual photographs of men and women in uniform (2 veterans per banner) with their branch and specific w...

Photos from today’s V-E Day Ceremony
05/08/2020

Photos from today’s V-E Day Ceremony

04/07/2020
Aiken Memorial Day Parade

Aiken Memorial Day Parade

Our committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Aiken Memorial Day Parade. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to participate. We look forward to our parade in 2021!

If you’d like to be in this years Memorial Day Parade please register on this website.
03/13/2020
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If you’d like to be in this years Memorial Day Parade please register on this website.

Welcome to the website for Aiken, South Carolina's Memorial Day Parade. It is truly our honor as a committee to organize this remembrance of those men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom, as well as those who were fortunate enough to be able to return home. We of course, also th.....

The Henry Laurens Chapter Aiken SC Society Sons of the American Revolution participated in ceremonies at the 241st Anniv...
03/09/2020

The Henry Laurens Chapter Aiken SC Society Sons of the American Revolution participated in ceremonies at the 241st Anniversary celebration of The Battle of Brier Creek. The Commemoration was held at the Battlefield and Memorial site in Screven County, Georgia 7 March 2020 it was sponsored by Wiregrass Chapter Georgia Society SAR, Brier Creek Chapter Georgia SAR and Gov. David Emanuel – Adam Brinson Chapter NSDAR. Ted Walker, President Henry Laurens Chapter carried the South Carolina State flag in the combined Georgia State Color Guard Bill Palmer Commander and represented his state and chapter. In commemoration of the battle and patriots lost a combined militia gave a 21 gun salute with riffles and cannon fire. A wreath dedication ceremony was held and many State, Local community leaders, SAR Chapters, NSDAR organizations, Veterans organizations (VFW), American Legions and local folks paid tribute. About 100 folks were in attendance and were treated to a wonderful program. It was an honor to represent our Henry Laurens Chapter and pay tribute to those who fought for the freedom of our country. Thanks to all who participated by attending this wonderful event and helped preserve the memory of those who sacrificed their all for our freedom.

02/27/2020
Brian Wilner, our ACVC JAG Officer, is currently receiving a briefing at the DAV Winter Conference by the Under Secretar...
02/23/2020

Brian Wilner, our ACVC JAG Officer, is currently receiving a briefing at the DAV Winter Conference by the Under Secretary of the VA on what they have requested for their 2021 budget:
$10.258 Billion for Mental Health
(Increase of $683 million from 2020 budget)
$626 Million for Women Veterans Issues
(Increase of $53 million from 2020 budget)
$504 Million for Opioid Treatment Programs
(Increase of $79 million from 2020 budget)
$1.330 Billion for Telehealth
(Increase of $271 million from 2020 budget)
$1.889 Billion for Homeless Programs
(Increase of $82 million from 2020 budget)
$1.195 Billion for Caregiver Support Program
(Increase of $708 million from 2020 budget)

DAV needs your help ... if you can volunteer please call them. Thanks!
02/19/2020

DAV needs your help ... if you can volunteer please call them. Thanks!

Nicole Pioli, Shawna Dietrich, Duncan Huyler with Great Oak equestrian , ACVC Chairman Lowell Koppert, Tom Williams with...
01/31/2020

Nicole Pioli, Shawna Dietrich, Duncan Huyler with Great Oak equestrian , ACVC Chairman Lowell Koppert, Tom Williams with Floyd and Green. Floyd & Green Jewelers made donations to both organizations on behalf of their customers from their Night of Giving event. Thanks Floyd & Green!

ACVC Chairman Lowell Koppert with US Ambassador Henry Cooper,  the guest speaker at the Aiken Republican Club today.
01/29/2020

ACVC Chairman Lowell Koppert with US Ambassador Henry Cooper, the guest speaker at the Aiken Republican Club today.

01/26/2020
01/15/2020
01/15/2020
01/13/2020

Attention All Vietnam Era Veterans
Charlie Norwood VAMC will honor 30 Vietnam Veterans at the upcoming Vietnam Ceremony scheduled for March 24th 2020. If you would like to participate and you served between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, please submit your DD 214, to include your address and phone number by March 3rd to:

Voluntary Service 2A 191 or
E-mail: [email protected]
Drop in the mail:
Charlie Norwood VAMC
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904
Attn: Voluntary Svc (119U)

For more information contact Donna Ingram at 706 733 0188 ext 5959.
Thank you!!

01/13/2020
01/11/2020
Thanks to everyone that helped out with delivery of Operation St Nick!  It was a huge success and we’re looking forward ...
12/21/2019

Thanks to everyone that helped out with delivery of Operation St Nick! It was a huge success and we’re looking forward to next year!

12/17/2019

All drop off boxes for Operation St. Nick have been picked up 🙂 Aiken County showed up HUGE for this event and we want to send out a big thank you to all that participated! Pick up and delivery will be this Saturday at 10 am at Wal-Mart on Whiskey Rd.

Aiken County Veterans Affairs
12/14/2019
Aiken County Veterans Affairs

Aiken County Veterans Affairs

Today, all across America, wreaths will be laid on the graves of military service personnel who have passed on to that final formation.
Locally, there will be a main event at Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery, 2648 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville, SC 29829. This event is FREE to the public, and starts at 12 noon (recommend you arrive at 11:30am). We hope to see you and your children there! Remember, Honor, Teach
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

Hope everyone is having a great time filling their stockings!  If you would like to help deliver them on the 21st please...
12/09/2019

Hope everyone is having a great time filling their stockings! If you would like to help deliver them on the 21st please message us and let us know! Thanks 😊

12/08/2019
12/04/2019
Bisquecuts & Glazy

Bisquecuts & Glazy

Operation St. Nick, brought to you by the Aiken County Veteran’s Council🎅🏽🎅🏽 You have until Dec 14th to pick up/drop off Stockings at our location. 🧤🎅🏽🎅🏽🧦

Stockings are also out at Jacl’s Cafe and Lounge!   Great place!  If you haven’t been there check it out -  and grab a s...
11/29/2019

Stockings are also out at Jacl’s Cafe and Lounge! Great place! If you haven’t been there check it out - and grab a stocking 🙂

Doesn’t get much sweeter than this!
11/23/2019

Doesn’t get much sweeter than this!

Our Chocolate Chunk Cookies just got sweeter! Now through November 30th when you purchase a Chocolate Chunk Cookie (6-count) at Chick-fil-A Aiken, all proceeds will be donated to local wounded warriors and veterans. How sweet is that?

11/22/2019
11/22/2019
11/22/2019
11/20/2019
Come support Wreaths Across America!  VFW Post 5877 @ 116 Midway Circle 11/22 5pm - close
11/19/2019

Come support Wreaths Across America! VFW Post 5877 @ 116 Midway Circle 11/22 5pm - close

Some pictures from this years Sleepout 🙂
11/19/2019

Some pictures from this years Sleepout 🙂

Operation St. Nick is in full swing!  Please pick up a stocking from any of our participating businesses and return them...
11/15/2019

Operation St. Nick is in full swing! Please pick up a stocking from any of our participating businesses and return them filled. Have fun everyone!

Veteran’s Day Service in Aiken
11/12/2019

Veteran’s Day Service in Aiken

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The Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post 71 will host the North Augusta Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th 2019 at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held at Wade Hampton Veterans Memorial Park on Georgia Ave.
Free legal clinic for Veterans and their spouses on May 12th at the Aiken Public Library. www.scvalor.com