Brunswick County Veteran Services

The following is an update from Anita L. Hartsell, Senior Veterans Services Officer with the Brunswick County Veterans Services Office.

Hello Everyone,

I’m just passing along some information that might be of interest to you.

Memorial Day Observation

Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day. Many people use this day to mark the start of summer and to come together with family and friends. However, as you know, the true purpose of this day is to reflect and honor those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their Country. The Brunswick County Veterans Services Office would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend, and we hope that you will keep the true purpose of this holiday in mind.

If anyone would like to attend a Memorial Day program, here are some of the locations available to you in Brunswick County:

Date             Time                  Location

5-28-18        11:00 a.m.       VFW Post # 10400, 3161 George II Hwy., Boiling Spring Lakes

5-28-18        11:00 a.m.       American Legion Post # 503, 10277 Beach Drive SW, Calabash

5-28-18        10:00 a.m.        VFW Post # 7288, 900 Carter Drive, Calabash

5-28-18        11:00 a.m.       VFW Post # 8866, 573 Sabbath Home Road, Holden Beach

5-28-18            1:00 p.m.     VFW Post 10226, 103 SE 50th Street, Oak Island

5-28-18        11:00 a.m.       American Legion Post # 543, 4140A Southport-Supply Road, St. James Town Hall/Community Center

5-28-18        10:00 a.m.       Veterans Memorial Park, Sunset Beach

Carolina Opry – Military & First Responders Appreciation

The Carolina Opry is having “Military & First Responders Appreciation” days fromMay 21st to May 31st. Charging $15.00/ticket for current and past military and first responders with a valid ID. May purchase up to 3 guest tickets at $23.25 each. Valid for regular tier seating. Prices do not include tax. Some restrictions apply.

Call (843) 913-4000 for reservations and details.

American Spirit – Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Cape Fear Community College is hosting a performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which is a prestigious modern dance troupe based in New York City. The performance, in recognition of Memorial Day, is in honor of our armed forces, past and present. Presented with support by the non-profit Folded Flag Foundation, dedicated to helping the families of the fallen reach their educational goals.

Date: Thursday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m.(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

All tickets: $20.00

For reservations call: (910)362-7999


Join the Flight

Climb aboard EAA’s B-17G Aluminum Overcast for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in one of

World War II’s most vital aircraft. Veterans Posts in Brunswick County are raffling tickets for a chance to ride the aircraft, check with your local post to see if they are participating in the raffle.

Where: Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Oak Island

When: June 8-10, 2018

For Information and pricing: Call 1-800-359-6217 or visit their website:

Volunteer Opportunity

If anyone is interested in volunteering their time at the Brunswick VA Clinic, or in donating supplies of coffee, snacks, or items for homeless veterans, please contact Tyra Hoffman. Ms. Hoffman is the Voluntary Service Specialist at the Wilmington Health Care Center.

Ms. Hoffman’s phone number: (910)353-5300, ext. 3685

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

As always, if you have any VA related questions or would like to file for VA benefits, our office is here to assist you, please call our office at 910-253-2233 to schedule an appointment.


Anita L. Hartsell
Senior Veterans Service Officer
Brunswick County Veterans Services Office

Josh is a primary contributor to the Holden Beach Community Blog, focusing on sharing local news and event information with locals and visitors. He grew up at Holden Beach working for family businesses. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

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