Van Buren Tennessee is the home of over 500 Veterans (10% of the Counties population). As the geographical heart of the “Volunteer” State, there is little wonder as to the attraction of putting down roots on the Upper Cumberland Plateau. Many veterans enjoy the solitude of the sparsely populated region, and the mild weather that permits enjoyment of the great out doors.
There are also many local resources that are specific to the veteran population. The Veteran’s Administration Medical facilities and clinics are in close proximity in the event that health needs arise.
VAN BUREN COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER
Mr. Jim Crable, VSO
Old Masonic Building (behind the Library)
164 Spring Street
Spencer, TN 38585
Fax: (931) 946-4052 | Phone: (931) 946-4585
Tuesday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
Thursday 8:00 a,m. – 12:00 p.m. (CDT)
It is the mission of the Veterans Services Office to explain to our veterans their rights to their eligibility under the G. I. Bill of Rights. We will assist veterans and/or veteran’s families in filing claims with the Veterans Administration to obtain VA Compensation, Education, Healthcare, Pension, VA Home Loans and VA Death Benefits. (Spotlight a Veteran)
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan,”
–President Abraham Lincoln-
Alvin C. York Campus
3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-867-6000 | 800-876-7093 Directions
The American Legion is “the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.” Post 207 post is a diverse team of Van Buren County area veterans who have served our country in all branches of the United States Military. We have a desire to continue to serve by being an active participant in the Van Buren County community.
Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”
VVA knows what returning veterans face. We have been through it before and we know that, despite all the rhetoric, returning veterans will face major problems. VVA will be here for as long as it takes to make sure that those who serve our country receive the care and respect they have earned.
VVA CHAPTER #1112
4086 Smithville Hwy
McMinnville TN 37110
p: (931) 808 4549
Heroes and Horses Healing is a nonprofit Equine Therapy program exclusively for veterans who are coping with the many problems related to medically diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their families (who also suffer from the effects of the veterans’ PTSD). Many Equine Therapy studies and monitored programs around the country have proved the benefits to PTSD-coping veterans. Heroes Horses & Healing
The flag of Van Buren County, Tennessee, is dark blue, with a Tennessee-style White-red bar on the fly. The county map bearing the date 1840 in red is in the center, and the county and state names above and below. Against the white stripe in the fly are five stars, the top one white, the second one yellow, the three lower ones white. The color symbolism of the Van Buren County Flag is red for courage, white for faith and purity, blue for vigilance and perseverance, and yellow for honor and loyalty. The significance of the stars: First Star symbolizes the citizens of Van Buren County, past, present and future. Second Star (yellow) is in remembrance of Van Buren County casualties of war who paid the supreme sacrifice for preservation of our freedoms. Third Star represents the natural resources of Van Buren County which are clean air, pure water, timber, coal, fertile soil and wildlife. Fourth Star stands for the industry, factories, mills, mines and farms of Van Buren County. Fifth Star is indicative of Van Buren County’s prosperity.