©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 13, 2017 - 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.

VFW Post 8904 Remembers September 11, 2001

September 5, 2017 - Those who we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.

Flags at Half Staff on Patriot's Day

September 7, 2017 - Monday, September 11th, 2017 is Patriot’s Day when we remember those lost in the terrorist attack in 2001. US Flags (and any flying with) are to be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on this day and be raised at sunset.

If lowering at sunrise is not possible please lower the night before. If you fly a flag that cannot be lowered you can still show respect for the day by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the staff.  Flag owners are also encouraged to inspect their flags and replace those that are no longer fit to fly. 

VFW Post 8904 & Auxiliary Observe VJ Day

August 28, 2017 - 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 1, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center.

Iraq War Veterans to be Remembered

August 21, 2017 Center, Texas - August 31st, 2010 marked the official end to US Combat Operations in Iraq. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will insure the patriotism and sacrifices of this generation to include US Army Specialist Larry E. Polley, Jr. of Center, Texas who was killed in action are never forgotten by the American people.


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