May 23, 2016 - Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 Commander Gene Hutto recently received from State Commander Dan West a replica WW II 1943 M1 Garand Bayonet in recognition of the post reaching 100% plus 1 in membership for the year 2015-16. The award was presented at the VFW District 19 meeting in Nacogdoches on April 30th.
May 18, 2016 - Cassey Fowler who is the Library Assistant at the Fannie Brown Booth Library here in Center has set up a couple of Memorial Day displays for kids and adults. She is continuously adding items so if you have something to share contact her.
May 16, 2016 - As we approach Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2016 this reminder: The US Flag and any other flags flying with it should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise and be raised at noon on Memorial Day. If you have no one to lower your flag at sunrise it is better to have it lowered the night before than not at all. In any case all flags should be raised at noon.
April 18, 2016 - 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.