©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

VFW Post 8904 Patriot's Day Observance

VFW Post 8904 Remembers September 11, 2001

September 10, 2018 - Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary Observe VJ Day

August 28, 2018 - World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center. 

Flag at Half Staff Alert

August 28, 2018 - Honoring the memory and longstanding service of Senator John McCain, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until sunset on the day of interment, Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran John Sidney McCain III.

VFW to Observe Flag Day

June 14, 2018 - In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. The United States Army also celebrates their birthday on this date.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress but is not an official federal holiday.

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary to Remember D-Day with Laying of Memorial Wreath

June 6, 2018 - On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy.

Memorial Day, World War I

May 27, 2018 - As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the first Memorial Day in 1868 that was then called Decoration Day, we remember that 100 years ago World War I was raging in Europe. The United States had joined in the fighting some 13 months earlier on April 6, 1917 and Shelby County, Texas had lost the first six of 34 sons that would die in the service of their country during the World War.

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