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"In war there is no substitute for victory.”
– General Douglas MacArthur



Monthly Meeting
Date: 11/6/2017
Location: WDM Community Center, 217 5th St., WDM, IA

Monthly Meeting
Date: 12/4/2017
Location: WDM Community Center, 217 5th St., WDM, IA

Post 8879 Bingo At VA Hospital
Date: 11/16/2017
Location: VA Hospital, Des Moines

Post members hosting Bingo for patients from 630 - 730 PM.
Post 8879 Bingo At VA Hospital
Date: 12/21/2017
Location: VA Hospital, Des Moines

Post members hosting Bingo for patients from 630 - 730 PM.
2017 Fall Pow Wow
Date: 10/7/2019
Location: Osceola, IA

The Fall Pow Wow will be held Oct 7-8 at Lakeside Casino Hotel, 777 Casino Dr., Osceola, IA 50213
Hillside Elementary Chorus
Date: 11/10/2017
Location: 713 8th St. WDM

The 5th & 6th grades chorus will perform for Veterans and all in the gymnasium of Hillside Elementary School at 3 PM November 10th, 2017. Wear your VFW Tee shirt or polo for the event.
Resthaven Veterans Day Service
Date: 11/10/2017
Location: Resthaven Cemetery

Join fellow VFW Post 8879 members for the Resthaven Annual Honoring of Veterans at their cemetery located in WDM. Services commence at 900 AM.
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
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West Des Moines Parade
VFW Post 8879 Members to Lead Annual Parade
Names to Appear on WDM Vietnam Memorial
VFW Post 8879 is working with the City of West Des Moines and Polk County to create a Vietnam Memorial on Veteran's Highway.
Toy Donation
Toys presented to the Women's Clinic at VA Hospital.
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children
VFW Post 8879 supports the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children.
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
VFW Post 8879 dedicates a Memorial Bench at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
Proposed Vietnam Memorial Wall
A joint effort to recognize West Des Moines Vietnam Veterans is in progress.
Valley Junction Farmers Market
VFW Post 8879 represents our Country's Veterans at the Valley Junction Farmers Market.
Post Meetings
VFW 8879 meets monthly. Join us to learn how we give back to fellow veterans and our community.
Monthly Bingo - Fun with fellow Veterans
School Involvement
VFW Post 8879 is actively involved with our children's education.
Dignified American Flag Retirement
VFW Post 8879 offers a community service for proper retirement of the American Flag.
Veterans in Distress
VFW Post interacts with Veterans in need.
Honor Guard at Resthaven Cemetery
Post members offer an Honor Guard annually on Veterans Day.
Flag Placement - Jordan Creek Cemetery
Post Members honor Veterans at the Jordan Creek Cemetery.
West Des Moines 4th of July Parade
VFW Post 8879 Leads Parade.
Family Gift Baskets
VFW Post 8879 delivers Meal Baskets to needy Veterans.
Buddy Poppy Distribution
Buddy Poppies were first distributed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Thank You
From 40 Voice of Democracy 2016 winners to the Veterans of Foreign Wars- it's impossible to put all our gratitude into words, but here's just a fraction of what we have to say. Thank you. For this and for so much more.


VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.
VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

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