Long Row To Hoe...
Admittedly, we have a long row to hoe to see this project through, but we see this as a project that will benefit not only our veteran community, but our community as a whole. We have made arrangements to receive 501c(3) donations, building partnerships with other area organizations, and restoring a piece of local history.
There is a sign that hangs over the fireplace that reads, "This building and these grounds are dedicated as a memorial to Albert and Edward McDuffie sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. Grady McDuffie, who gave their lives for their country in the European theater of operation during World War II. October 30, 1957.
We have been working on the property as funds and time have been available. We hope for this place to be used to provide a Post 296 Outpost where we can assist in the healing process of area veterans. It is an anxiety free zone where we hope to make a difference. We also hope to provide a home for local bluegrass musicians to share their talents.
Our goal is to maintain this history and continue to pay tribute to those who not only served before us, but paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. By restoring these grounds, we will be providing a location that continue to honor the McDuffie brothers and others so that their service and sacrifice will remain tangible to those who follow.
McDuffie Lane Project
270 McDuffie Lane, West End, NC 27376
American Legion Post 296 merged with McDuffie Post 303 and in the process Post 296 acquired the property located at 270 McDuffie Ln, West End, NC 27376.
This is the front of the 45' X 90' building (truck not included).
We do have a large fireplace, but it has been capped and the space has been converted to a raised stage area.
The building in the center is our pavilion. It is a screened in building that has a charcoal barbecue pit, a 24' picnic table, and benches down the sides
Our property borders a pond with a beach area to which we have access.
Back of Building
This is the back of the building looking up from the beach.