September 24, 2022 - Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 has partnered with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the citizens of the county have a way to properly dispose of their United States Flags. If you have an unserviceable flag, please bring it to the Sheriff’s Office at 100 Hurst Street in Center and place it in the “Retirement Box” that is located straight ahead as you enter the door. VFW members will then pick up the flags on a weekly basis for burning.
September 12, 2022 - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.
September 8, 2022 - As a mark of respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, President Biden has ordered that the American flag be lowered to half staff until sunset on the day of interment (TBA). All flags flying with the American flag should also be lowered. If you have an outside flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the flag staff.
September 6, 2022 - In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of those killed that day in 2001.
US Flags and other flags flying with it should be lowered to half staff at sunup on Sunday, September 11, 2022 and raised at sundown the same day. It is permissible to lower them the evening before on September 10.
If you have outdoor flags that cannot be lowered, respect for the day can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the mast.
August 31, 2022 - World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance on Friday, September 2, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center.
August 30, 2022 - Unfortunately, the VJ Day program planned at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Bossier City is cancelled. Thank you to all those who were planning to attend and honor the eight World War II Veterans that reside at the veterans home.