Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
Our Post is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. We received our Charter on January 6th, 1947 and are named in honor of John Emerick and Harrison Williams - both Veterans who were killed in WWII.
Our current membership is 71 veterans from World War II through the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict in the Global War on Terrorism. We meet on the first Monday of the month (except January, July and September in 2018) at 7:00 pm in the West Des Moines Community Center, 217 5th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
We are involved with our community by hosting Community Services throughout the year.
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Rick Gray created a series of murals for VFW Post 8879 in honor of all veterans. View them in the video below and at 128 5th St. in West Des Moines, Iowa.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.