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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.


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Ohio BURGER KING Franchise Donates $75,000 to VFW Unmet Needs


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Happy Birthday US Air Force!


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Until They are All Accounted For


Unidos: VFW Commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance


Where Were You on 9/11?


VFW Action Alert: Eliminate Unjust Offset for Chapter 61 Retirees


VFW Youth Contest Prizes Grow as Deadline Approaches


Peace in the Pacific: Remembering V-J Day


Leaving Afghanistan - One Year Later


VFW Foundation Names New Executive Director


VFW Announces Service Officer Accreditation Training Scholarship


More Than 170 Veterans Receive VFW, Sport Clips Scholarships


VFW's Campaign to Highlight Members Wins International Honor


Applications Open for 2023 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates as Landmark PACT Act is Signed into Law


VFW Remembers Thomas J. Tradewell


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VFW Commemorates Hard Fought Win as Senate Finally Passes 'PACT Act'


VFW Action Alert: Demand the PACT Act Passes!


VFW Expresses Outrage Over Senators Failing to Advance PACT Act


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'


VFW Elects First Iraq War Veteran to Lead Organization


Texas Veteran Becomes New VFW National Adjutant General


VFW, Humana Food Insecurity Campaign Raises 1 Million Meals


VFW Action Alert: No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now!


Past National Commander Clifford G. Olson Jr. Passes at 89


Post Members Find Support While Working as a Team


The VFW National Convention Returns to Kansas City


Kansas City Barbeque Society Joins with the VFW to Spread Patriotism and Love of Barbeque as America's Cuisine


VFW Action Alert: Include the Major Star Act in the FY23 NDAA


All In the Same Boat


Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings