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.
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.
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.
September 5, 2017 - 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.
September 7, 2017 - Monday, September 11th, 2017 is Patriot’s Day when we remember those lost in the terrorist attack in 2001. US Flags (and any flying with) are to be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on this day and be raised at sunset.
If lowering at sunrise is not possible please lower the night before. If you fly a flag that cannot be lowered you can still show respect for the day by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the staff. Flag owners are also encouraged to inspect their flags and replace those that are no longer fit to fly.