July 19, 2017 - The North Korean Army began an offensive on June 25, 1950, to invade South Korea that resulted in the capture of the republic’s capital, Seoul, within four days. The United States, the United Kingdom and other members of the United Nations moved to actively defend South Korea – an effort that would last until July 27, 1953, when negotiations concluded and fighting finally ended.
May 31, 2017 - 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.
May 15, 2017 - Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their annual Memorial Day Program to be held at in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas on Monday, May 29, 2017. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. The 192 names of Shelby County military killed in action/missing in action from the Civil War to today’s war on terror will be read. While the names are being read, the public is invited to help decorate the Memorial Wreath.