Walnut AMVETS from Past to Present

Postcard - Eagle with flag

The Walnut AMVETS have been a vital organization since itís charter in 1945. They have sponsored numerous events in the past, such as Pancake Days, which was free pancakes, sausage and coffee, prepared by the AMVETS Auxiliary. A drawing was held each year, sometimes they gave a car or cash to the lucky ticket holder. The Walnut AMVETS have been the charter sponsor of the Walnut Cub Scouts for 39 years and have taken part in local activities, such as the dedication of the B-24 bomber memorial erected 5 miles south of Walnut where it crashed in 1942.

 

 

 

Postcard - Revolutionary War

The Ladies Auxiliary established the Avenue of Flags and care for the memorial Flags, which they fly on Memorial Day and for Veterans funerals at the cemetery in suitable weather.  They also supply necessities for the Veteran hospitals, as well as make donations to Walnutís various needs, such as organizing official flag disposal ceremonies. The Auxiliary is primarily responsible for the terrific food served at the AMVET Hall during the Antique Show. The Local Girl Scouts assist them in this endeavor.

Postcard - Civil War

The flag display down main street during the show was started 6 years ago and sponsored and paid for by the AMVETS. A recent project the AMVETS were involved with was the reconstruction of the school outdoor playground basketball court, with costs being shared between the school, City of Walnut and the AMVETS. AMVET members were instrumental in the reconstruction.

 
Postcard - Soldiers through the years

These projects, along with the sole promotion, sponsorship and financial backing for the Walnut AMVETS Antique Show, which includes everything from security, port-a-pots, garbage pick-up, parking, signage, marking streets, printing the flyer and show cards, setting up three food stands and numerous man hours in planning and managing the show, we have a vital, functioning organization of which we are proud.