September 16, 2020 - (Click here to view the video) - VFW Post 8904 Veterans and Auxiliary members joined members of the public in honoring Patriot Day, September 11, 2020.
The program was led by VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, and he stated, "We're here this morning to honor over 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001, 19 years ago and all those who have served and sacrificed greatly in the years since in the war on terror."
Hume reminded everyone three of Shelby County's sons lives have been given in the war on terror including Larry E. Polley Jr., United States Army, who was killed in Iraq January 17, 2004; Kevin Casey Roberts, United States Army, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 7, 2008; and Cory Bertrand, United States Army, who was killed in Afghanistan on October 14, 2008.
Jessie Griffith placed the memorial wreath on the Shelby County Veterans Memorial, which was followed by the playing of Taps, presented by Mike Langford.
Hume thanked everyone for attending and Shelby County for replacing the United States and Texas flag.