©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

Humane Group of Shelby County Meeting

December 12, 2015 - There will be a meeting tonight, December 10 at 6:30 at the Pizzeria to discuss and plan for the fundraiser for the Humane Group of Shelby County. This group currently helps with the feeding, neutering/spaying and rescue of abandoned animals in Shelby County. Everyone is invited to attend. The animals need our help so please give a little of your time. For more information call Larry Horn @(936)590-2965

 

Presidential Proclamation Orders Flags at Half-Staff

December 3, 2015 - The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on Monday, December 7, 2015 to honor the victims of the attack in San Bernardino.

All other flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered. Those that cannot be lowered can have a black ribbon or cord tied to the top to show respect.

VFW to Observe Pearl Harbor Day

December 1, 2015 - It began when Japanese aircraft appeared in the air over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941. When the attack ceased shortly before 10:00 a.m., less than two hours after it began, American forces had paid a fearful price. Eighteen (18) ships were either damaged or sunk, 180 aircraft were destroyed and 2,403 were dead and thousands of others wounded.

50-Year Saga Ends

C.J. Eaden kneels by his father's grave marker.November 13, 2015 - In the early part of 2014 I was researching material for Vietnam Veteran Sergeant William Henry Eaden of Timpson, Texas. Sergeant Eaden was a career Army Noncommissioned Officer who was killed in action on November 12th, 1965.

Women in Service Observance

October 13, 2015 - 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. As of 2012 women made up 14% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.

Flag Half-Staff Alert

October 5, 2015 - Per the Presidential Proclamation, the Flag of the United States is to be at half-staff now until sunset October 6, 2015, as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon.

 

If you would like to view the proclamation, click here.

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