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VFW Post 8879 Dedicates a Memorial Bench at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.
A community paying respects to all Veterans in Des Moines. Post 8879 Achieves 2nd Place for Community Service Post 8879 Achieves 3rd Place for Youth Activities. Post 8879 Outstanding Participation in the Buddy Poppy Program. Post 8879 is awarded 1st Place for Citizenship Education. Just prior to service.
Members of VFW Post 8879 meeting with 7th grade students from Stilwell Jr. High School discussing military experiences, and our member’s role in the VFW. March Bingo at the Des Moines VA Hospital hosted by VFW Post 8879 members was a lively event enjoyed by all. Young Friends of VFW Post 8879. The Color Guard Prepares for event. Divine guidance. Let's Roll. Organized Confusion! Almost start time.
Really close to starting now. We are Really Ready to start the parade! Post 8879 Carries the Colors to start the parade.
Our friends at Boy Scout Troop 280 follow the VFW Veterans. The Troops are Ready. Purple Heart presentation for John Gualtier On Tuesday, Sept 1st, there will be a committal service for Lester Bernard Cook, a WWII and Korean War veteran who served as a member of the original force of Darby’s Rangers, and who was awarded two Silver Stars.  Due to the significance of this unit’s contribution to heroic combat action in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria to include scaling the cliffs during the Normandy invasion, fighting off thousands of Chinese in hand-to-hand combat in Korea, infiltrating deep behind enemy lines in Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia, parachuting into Grenada, Panama, and Afghanistan into the heart of enemy held bases under withering fire to initiate the following invasion of American forces, I am requesting an all-hands on deck event in support of this veteran’s service due to the historical significance of this military unit.