October 25, 2019 - Veterans Day, November 11, is a time for Americans to pay their respects to all those who have served our country. One day to stand united in respect for ALL veterans, past and present. We celebrate and honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of county and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Except for last year when we honored the 100th anniversary to the end of World War I, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 does not hold its own program. Instead we join with two Shelby County high schools, Joaquin (9:00 a.m. HS Gym) and Tenaha (9:30 a.m. Cafeteria) that hold Veterans Day programs and announce youth essay winners and pass out awards. Timpson also has a program in conjunction with American Legion Post 90 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bear Drive Gymnasium.
We encourage every citizen of Shelby County, especially military veterans to join us in attending one of these three high school programs. The students put in a lot of time and effort to make our local veterans feel special and if you’ve never attended you will be glad you did.