©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Veterans of Foreign Wars to Observe Flag Day

June 14, 2019 - In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.  It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. The United States Army also celebrates their birthday on this date.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress but is not an official federal holiday.

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary to Remember D-Day with Laying of Memorial Wreath

June 6, 2019 - 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 foothold in Normandy.

VFW Post 8904 Invites Public to Annual Memorial Day Program

May 23, 2019 - Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their annual Memorial Day Program to be held in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the square in Center, Monday, May 27, 2019. The program will begin at 11am. The 223 names of Shelby County military killed in action/missing in action from the Mexican American War to today’s War on Terrorism will be read. While the names are being read, the public is invited to help decorate the Memorial Wreath. Scouts from troop 119 will post the colors, Quilts of Valor will be prese

Flags at Half Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

May 12, 2019 - Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, 2019.  United States Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon.  All banks, schools, businesses and government offices that fly a flag that can be lowered are asked to please do so in honor of those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  All other flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.

If you fly a flag that can’t be lowered you can still show respect for the day by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the flag pole.  It too should be removed at noon.

Veterans of Somalia Remembrance

March 25, 2019 - Americans consider themselves to be a compassionate people, and the United States military has a long tradition of humanitarian relief operations both within and outside the continental United States. Never has this humanitarian impulse proven more dangerous to follow than in 1992 when the United States intervened to arrest famine in the midst of an ongoing civil war in the East African country of Somalia.

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