April 28, 2017 - Larry Hume, VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster, is looking for a family member(s) of Forrest Pierce Jones (1899-1958) who served in World War II and is buried in the Antioch Cemetery. His wife was Ora O. Summers Jones (1896-1931) and children Eiland Jones (1921-1988) and Frances Marie Jones Reynolds (1924-2010).
April 24, 2017 - 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.
March 31, 2017 - On April 7th, 1917, the United States entered World War I, then known as the World War. To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of this momentous event, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance and wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the
March 15, 2017 - World War I, also known as the “Great War” and the “War to End All Wars” had been raging in Europe for 21 months when the United States officially declared War on Germany on April 6th, 2017. When the fighting ended on November 11th, 1918, 53,402 Americans had died in combat or were missing in actio