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The High Country Chapter of the MOAA was formed in 2004 and serves Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga counties.

The Military Officers Association of America is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or NOAA and their surviving spouses.
The High Country Chapter has been awarded the MOAA 5-Star Level of Excellence Chapter recognition.  5 Star Recognition Icon

Please take a look at our Chapter By-Laws, Chapter Newsletters, the North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs with the NC4VETS Resource Guide publication NCDVA, or directly to the NC4VETS Newsletter, and the National MOAA Annual Letter...

Watauga County Veterans' Memorial

The High Country MOAA Chapter members realized that our County does not currently have a Memorial to recognize and pay tribute to our Veterans. So, we have begun a major project to establish a Veterans' Memorial in downtown Boone, NC. Our purpose is to create a unique and memorable Memorial that reflects the dedication, patriotism and sacrifice our citizens have made in the defense and preservation of the freedoms we have today. Thanks to the generosity of the Town of Boone Mayor and Town Council, a site adjacent to Town Hall on King Street, has been set aside for the location of the Watauga County Veterans' Memorial. This location will provide the highest visibility to our citizens, students and our visitors.

Veterans Memorial RenderingThe High Country Chapter MOAA and the Town of Boone are pleased to announce that Banner Elk native Suzie Hallier's proposal "Time and Honor" has been selected as the winning design. The structure is in the shape of an ellipse and, according to Ms. Hallier is "meant to draw the viewers into a reflective state." The Memorial will be constructed out of stainless steel and Core-TEN materials and will be approximately 8 feet tall, which will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves inside the monument. The words "Duty. Honor. Country." will be engraved on the main structure. The ellipse ends with five directional pillars for the five different service branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. 3 kneel walls will display plaques reflecting the 8 wars/conflicts, and recognize our veterans and our donors.

Current Veterans Memorial Sign The sculpture is currently under construction in the artist's studio and we anticipate the dedication to be part of the Boone July 4th celebrations. The Town of Boone is working with Ms Hallier on the design of space around the Memorial, including lighting and landscaping to make this a Veterans' Memorial that is profound and will harmonize with the beauty and color of the downtown area.

We need and ask for your generous support in providing funds to make this project a reality. We will create a Memorial that reflects the traditions of the High Country and our dedication to the men and women who served our Country in all branches of the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts.

Donations may be made to:

Watauga County Veterans' Memorial Fund
c/o High Country MOAA
P O Box 3312
Boone, NC 28607

Or, donate online here:

The High Country Chapter is a 501(c)(19) non profit Veterans' organization. no goods or services will be provided to you for your donation. Therefore, the full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400.The license is not an endorsement of the State.

Listed below are upcoming chapter events. For additional information on the events please click - more...


  • 2 May - HCCMOAA Board of Directors' Meeting

  • 17-19 May - ASU Baseball - Military Appreciation Weekend

  • 23 May - Veterans' Memorial Fund Raiser at Appalachian Mountain Brewery

  • 24 May - ASU Memorial Wreath laying

  • 25 May - General Membership Meeting at the Boone Golf Club

  • 26 May - Walmart Hot Dog Sale to benefit the Veterans' Memorial

  • 28 May - Memorial Day Ceremony at the Boone Mall

  • 31 May - HCCMOAA Officers' Call/Happy Hour


  • 6 June - HCCMOAA Board of Directors' Meeting

  • 15 June - American Cancer Society - Relay for Life

  • 23 June - Blood, Sweat, and Gears Charity Bike Ride

  • 28 June - HCCMOAA Officers' Call/Happy Hour

P.O. Box 3312, Boone, NC 28607
Doug May, Capt (Frm) USMC

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