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GRAND MARSHAL for the West Des Moines 4th of July Parade

VFW Post 8879 is proud to announce the GRAND MARSHAL for the West Des Moines 4th of July Parade (to be held July 3rd). Roy Garcia, a Life Member of our Post is a WWII Veteran who has served our country and our community for decades. Please join in applauding him as he leads this year’s parade.


Roy Garcia is presented with a ‘Quilt of Valor’

Roy Garcia is presented with a ‘Quilt of Valor’ by Rod and Jeri Beem of the Quilts of Valor Foundation for his service in WWII where he was stationed in the Pacific. Roy was involved with the invasion of the Philippines with the 756th Field Artillery; he participated in the Luzon landing, Manila conflict and retaking of Clark Air Field. Roy is an active life member of VFW Post 8879 in West Des Moines, IA.


VFW Post 8879 Filled the Jail

The West Des Moines Police Department sponsor a 'Fill-the-Jail’ event. The purpose of this event is to collect items for the West Des Moines Human Services to distribute to needy individuals and families. Pictured is VFW Post 8879 member Greg Allen and our Post's donation with two of the West Des Moines Police Department Officers accepting the gifts.


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.


Bingo

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.


CAROL WHITMORE SWORN IN AS NATIONAL JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER

District 5 member Carol Whitmore was elected and sworn in on Thursday, July 27th as the National Junior Vice Commander


DISTRICT 5 MEMBER TODD JACOBUS TO LEAD IOWA VETERANS AFFAIRS

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced the appointment of Todd Jacobus as the Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and Commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home.


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VFW Honors LGBTQ Veterans' Service to Nation


VFW Remembers Our Fallen


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VFW Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


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National Publications Contest Winners Announced for 2023-24


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New Course Spotlights '15 Things Veteran Service Officers Want You To Know'


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW National Commander Addresses SXSW Boycott over US Army Sponsorship


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VFW Washington Conference App Now Available


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Season's Greetings from the VFW


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Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Service


VFW Honors America's Iraq War Veterans


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now


Thankful for the Life We Live


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VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay