Harnett County is home to over 14,000 veterans and is seated right outside of the largest U.S Army base, Fort Bragg. In an effort to support our local veterans, the Harnett County Veterans Council was formed. The purpose of the Council is to gather, consolidate, and promote the aims, interests and efforts of the veterans of Harnett County, North Carolina.
The Harnett County Veterans Council, which is run by veteran volunteers, was officially recognized as a representative voice of the Veterans of Harnett County on September 5, 2000 by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners, and includes members from our local American Legion Posts, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, the Disable American Veterans local chapter, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts, Campbell University Student Veterans Club, Military Order of the Cootie, Veterans Legacy Foundation, and W.E.R.I.S.E Veterans.
The Veterans Council has supported thousands of veterans over the past 19 years. The Council partners with local organizations and nonprofits to coordinate scholarship opportunities, flag presentations, educational outreach, fundraising and patriotic themed events, and opportunities to support veterans in their transition from soldier to civilian life.
The Council also played a huge role in the establishment of the Harnett County Veterans Park. The park serves as a place to honor veterans, past and present. The park offers a memorial sidewalk where families and friends can sponsor a brick to honor a loved one.
This Spring, the Harnett County Veterans Council is busy planning events that include and the annual Memorial Day Ceremony which will be held on May 27.
The Veterans Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Harnett County Veterans Office, located at 817 S. 8th Street, Lillington. The Council’s next meeting will be held on April 2.
For more information on the Veterans Council and their upcoming events, contact Amy Noel, President, at 910-893-7574.