Submitted by Larry Hume

Flag Half Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

September 9, 2019 - The Flag of the United States is to be flown at half staff in honor of Patriot Day, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from sunrise to sunset in memory of those killed in the attacks on this day, 2001.

All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.  If you have a flag that cannot be lowered respect for the day can be displayed by tying a black ribbon or chord at the top of the flag staff.

Support Our Nation's Heroes - Donate Your Car!

July 18, 2019 - There's another way to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. - donate your car! Donate your car, truck, or boat to the VFW and your generous donation may even qualify for a tax deduction. Get started on your vehicle donation!

1. Call 844-839-4438 or going online at - It makes donating your vehicle easy!
2. Schedule your convenient and free pick-up.
3. Receive a tax receipt for your generous donation.

Vietnam Peace Accord of 1973 Observance

January 21, 2019 - 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 accord 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.

Return to Vietnam Drawing "Free Trip Courtesy of VFW" (Deadline Friday)

November 29, 2018 (entry form) - If you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam, you could be one of nine lucky veterans to win VFW’s “Return to Vietnam” trip. This in-country tour from April 25 - May 8, 2019, will include Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the DMZ, Khe Sanh, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Marble Mountain, Cu Chi and Tay Ninh.

Veteran's Day Program to Honor 100th Anniversary of End of WWI

November 7, 2018 - In honor of the 100th Anniversary that ended World War I the public is cordially invited to join Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and Auxiliary at their Veteran’s Day Program in remembrance of those from Shelby County who so honorably served during that time. The program will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1 p.m. inside the 1885 Shelby County Historic Courthouse, Center, Texas. You are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren to this historic and once in a lifetime event.

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018

September 21, 2018 - 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.

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 Monthly Meeting

September 14, 2018 - Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 will hold its monthly meeting Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the post home, 617 Highway 96 North.

The Auxiliary will also meet at the post home Monday at 11:45 a.m.

More information about the VFW or Auxiliary call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or


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