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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.


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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3M Lawsuit Ends in Victory for Veterans


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


VFW Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month


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VFW Launches Exclusive Gaming League for Veterans


Have You Forgotten?


Deadline for VFW Student Veteran Advocates Nears


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $750,000 to Student Veterans


Applications Open for 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Elects Duane Sarmiento as New National Commander


VFW, Humana Team Up to Tackle Food Insecurity for Veterans


VFW National Convention Heats Up in Phoenix


Action Alert: Support Major Richard Star Act Amendment


VFW Calls on SECDEF to Recognize Operation Atlantic Resolve Service with Medal


Freedom 24/7


Barstool Sports & New Amsterdam Vodka Launch Campaign to Support VFW Post Renovations


VFW Names Virginia Post Winner of 2023 Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Flag Day, Army Birthday


VFW Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Acknowledges Pride Month


VFW Commemorates Memorial Day


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Troubled by Reports of Veterans Moved for Profit


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


Winners of VFW Publication Contest Announced


VFW Hosts Second Annual Day of Service


BURGER KING to Give Back to Veterans this Month


VFW Commemorates Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


VFW Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in American Business Awards


VFW Asks Speaker of the House to Honor the Promises of the PACT Act


The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants Veterans to Forfeit Earned Benefits


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW Delegation Returns to Southeast Asia


VFW Proudly Sponsors Bataan Memorial Death March


Boozman Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Continues to Press Congress to Pass Legislation Positively Impacting Veterans, Service Members


Longtime Veterans Advocate to Lead VFW National Veterans Service


VFW Crowns 2023 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2023 Priority Goals on Capitol Hill


VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office


VFW Commemorates Women's History Month


VFW Legislative Conference App Now Available


Leading Veterans Service Organizations Release Annual Report Ahead of White House Budget Release


VFW National Commander Visits Troops in Poland


VFW Commemorates National Black History Month


VFW Urges POTUS to Support Repeal of Concurrent Receipt Policy