©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

VFW Post 8904 to Honor Kosovo Veterans

March 18, 2023 - 24 years ago, on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called Operation Allied Force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then unfolding in Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.

NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of Yugoslavia.

VFW Post to Remember Sinking of USS Maine

February 6, 2023 - The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21 – August 13, 1898 and ended Spain’s worldwide empire. It ended with America easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was the start of the war.

VFW Post 8904 Presents "Patriot's Pen" Award

January 30, 2023 - On Friday, January 27, 2023, VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary visited Joaquin Jr. High School to present Lucinda David with her third place District 19 award she earned through the youth essay program "Patriot's Pen". She received an engraved plaque and a check for $100.

Last year Lucinda also won the Post 8904 competition and placed second at the district level. This next school year she will be eligible to enter the "Voice of Democracy" competition as a HS Freshman.


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