©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Pearl Harbor Day Observance

December 6, 2017 - It began when Japanese aircraft appeared in the air over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before 8am on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941.  When the attack ceased shortly before 10am, less than two hours after it began, American forces had paid a fearful price. Eighteen (18) ships were either damaged or sunk, 180 aircraft were destroyed and 2,403 were dead and thousands of others wounded.

Buddy Poppy Day

November 9, 2017 - Since 1922, the Buddy Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community. As VFW’s official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the blood shed by American service members and it reiterates that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary will never forget their sacrifices.

World War I Artifacts

October 24, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904, the Auxiliary and the Shelby County Historical Society have joined forces to honor the service and sacrifice of Shelby County Veterans of World War I in this Centennial year.  To date 900 veterans from the county and those not native but now buried here have be

Women in Service Observance Set for Oct 18th

October 11, 2017 - Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations. World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time. As of July 2016 women made up 14.6% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.


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