©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Flag Half Staff Alert for Pearl Harbor Day

December 3, 2021 - The 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii will be Tuesday, December 7, 2021. United States Flags and all others flying with are to be lowered in respect at sunrise and raised at sunset the same day.

If you have an outdoor flag that cannot be lowered, respect for the day can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord at the top of the mast. It is permissible to lower the flag the night before.

VFW Hosting Beirut Remembrance

October 19, 2021 - On Sunday morning, October 23, 1983 at 0622 hours, two truck bombs, detonated by suicide bombers struck a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon that housed 300 service members of the Multination Force during a peacekeeping operation in the Lebanese Civil War. Killed were 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the US Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

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