February 21, 2018 - On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation of coalition forces from 34 nations to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier. When the war ended on February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.
February 7, 2018 - The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21st – August 13th, 1898 and ended Spain’s worldwide empire. It ended with America easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was the start of the war.
January 20, 2018 - The Paris Peace Accord ending the Vietnam War was signed on January 27, 1973, and was followed by the withdrawal of the remaining American troops. The terms of the accord called for a complete ceasefire in South Vietnam, allowed North Vietnamese forces to retain the territory they had captured, release of US prisoners of war, and called for both sides to find a political solution to the conflict.
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.
November 29, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are proud to announce that Abigale Grace Hooper, Senior Joaquin High School finished in second place in the VFW District 19 competition.
November 16, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are proud to announce that Center High School Teacher Jennifer Fausett has been selected as the Teacher of the Year.
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.