©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Presidential Proclamation Honoring Victims of Santa Fe Tragedy

May 19, 2018 - A Presidential Proclamation has been issued Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. 

All US Flags and those flying with are to be lowered to half-staff until Sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or chord to the top of the staff.

Read the Proclamation

Half-Staff Notice Peace Officer Memorial Day Tomorrow

May 14, 2018 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 is Peace Officer Memorial Day. The President has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff from sunup to sunset on this day. 

All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered. If you have an outside flag that can’t be lowered respect for the day can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top.

VFW Loyalty Day Observance Tuesday, May 1st

May 1, 2018 - Loyalty Day originally began as "Americanization Day" in 1921 as a counter to the Communists’ May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. On May 1, 1930, 10,000 VFW members staged a rally at New York’s Union Square to promote patriotism. May 1st evolved into Loyalty Day and the first official observance of the day was in 1959 after the signing of Public Law 85-529 on July 18, 1958. 

Presidential Proclamation Asking for Flags at Half-Staff

April 19, 2018 - A Presidential Proclamation has been issued asking Flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor and as a mark of respect for former First Lady Barbara Bush. Flags are to be lowered from now until the day of her interment which is Saturday, April 21 until sunset.

Remember if you have other flags flying with the US Flag they should also be lowered. Flags that cannot be lowered can show respect for the day by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the staff.

Veterans of Somalia to be Remembered Today at 10am

March 30, 2018 - Americans consider themselves to be a compassionate people, and the United States military has a long tradition of humanitarian relief operations both within and outside the continental United States. Never has this humanitarian impulse proven more dangerous to follow than in 1992 when the United States intervened to arrest famine in the midst of an ongoing civil war in the East African country of Somalia.

Kosovo War Veterans Remembered

March 22, 2018 - 19 years ago, on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called Operation Allied Force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then unfolding in the European country of Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.

NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of Yugoslavia.


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