©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

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.

Operation Enduring Freedom Marks 16 Years

October 3, 2017 - Sixteen years ago, America launched its counterattack against terrorism in Afghanistan and ushering in Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror.

To remember the service and sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a remembrance program and wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center, Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 10am. 

POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 13, 2017 - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.  National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

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