©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Flags at Half-Staff Alert

March 23, 2016 - As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium, the President has issued a Presidential Proclamation that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset, Saturday, March 26th.  If you have other flags such as the state flag flying with the US Flag they are to also be lowered.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered a black cord or ribbon can be tied at the top to show respect.

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary Invite Public to Kosovo Remembrance

March 20, 2016 - 17 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.

Flags to Fly at half-staff in Honor of Nancy Reagan

March 16, 2016 - The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until sunset on the day of Mrs. Nancy Reagan's interment, which has not yet been scheduled.   If your flag cannot be lowered a black cloth or ribbon can be tied to the top to show respect.  Remember all flags flying with your US Flag should also be lowered as no flag should ever fly higher that the US Flag.

Desert Storm Observance Rescheduled

February 25, 2016 - The observance for those who served in Operation Desert Storm that was scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, February 26th at 10:00 am has been rescheduled for Monday, February 29th at 10:00 am.  It will still be held at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse.  

This change due to funeral of post life member Billy Kent on Friday.

Flags Half Staff Presidential Proclamation to Honor Scalia

February 15, 2016 - The President has ordered flags at half-staff in honor of Associate Justice of the US, Antonin Scalia from now until sunset on the day of interment.

If you have other flags flying with the US Flag they too should be lowered as no flag should ever be higher that the US Flag. Flags that cannot be lowered can have a black ribbon or cord tied to the top of the staff to show respect.

Read the proclamation here

VFW to Observe Remembrance of USS Maine Sinking

February 11, 2016 - The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21st – August 13th, 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.

Vietnam Peace Accord of 1973 Observance

January 26, 2016 - The Paris Peace Accord ending the Vietnam War was signed on January 27, 1973, and was followed by the withdrawal of the remaining American troops. The terms of the accords called for a complete ceasefire in South Vietnam, allowed North Vietnamese forces to retain the territory they had captured, release of US prisoners of war, and called for both sides to find a political solution to the conflict.

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