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2016 Veteran’s Flag Day:

Rural Retreat, VA (June 20, 2016) - On June 10-12, 63 participants from around the nation took part in SemperMax Support Fund’s first annual Veteran’s Flag Day for Remembrance and Celebration on a small farm in Rural Retreat. Participants included wounded, ill, injured veterans and their families as well as local community members. Families hailed from as far away as HI, MN, DC, and NC and as close as Wytheville, Marion, and Rural Retreat, VA. Outdoor adventure - living life to its fullest and togetherness were the themes of the weekend. Participants enjoyed camping, fishing, archery (courtesy of Cabelas and Muskets, Bows, and Stuff), campfire stories, local food and music ....continue

American Service Dogs magazine


By Delia Engstrom

Semper Fidelis- two words heard so often within the Marine Corps. It’s a motto Marines live by and one that most civilians are even familiar with- “Always Faithful” -and it might as well be the first and last name of LtCol Tim Maxwell, retired Marine. Through twenty-one years of service to his country, including numerous deployments, and a combat-related injury received in Iraq in 2004, he’s maintained a Semper Fi spirit that....contimue

SWV Today 

2018 Retired Marine

Tim Maxwell is shown in his shop inside one of the barns on his Rural Retreat property, Semper Fi Farm.

   He is a combat wounded veteran who is trying to help others like himself.

 Glenna Crabtree-BullinsT

who helps wounded combat veterans 

Glenna Crabtree-Bullins | Staff 

Aug 11, 2018

Tim Maxwell, lieutenant colonel, United States Marine Corps, retired, a combat wounded disabled veteran, will be the guest speaker when the town of Marion and Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 host the annual Spirit of ’45 celebration this year on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Smyth County Courthouse. As has been the 


custom since 2010 when the event was first observed locally, World War II veterans will be honored for their service to their country and fellow Americans.

Sharon Buchanan of Rich Valley will sing songs from the WWII era, and Lori Ringley with the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County will sing the national anthem. State representatives will attend the celebration and Smyth County elected officials are encouraged to attend. Rolling Thunder of East Tennessee will also attend to show support of the WWII veterans and all veterans.

Maxwell and his wife, Shannon, own and operate Semper Fi Farm in Rural Retreat....continue