©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Flags at Half Staff - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 4, 2022 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 Americans who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, which led to the United States declaring war on Japan the next day and thus entering World War II.

Where Will You Spend Veterans Day 2022?

November 9, 2022 - Veterans Day, November 11, is a time for all Americans to pay their respects to 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 country, willingness to serve, and sacrifice for the common good.

Traditionally, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 does not hold a program on this day. Instead, we join with the local schools that are hosting an event to honor this day.

Honor Women in the Military on Oct. 18

October 12, 2022 - Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations.  World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time.  Today women make up 16% of the US military enlisted and 19% of the officer corps and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.


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