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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.


Flag that's going to Normandy

Mitch Mendler, President World Memorial is traveling the United States with a 28 X 60 foot American Flag. This flag will be photographed at all State Capitals and will be displayed at Omaha Beach, Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and in Belgium for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.


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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VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


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VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need


VFW to Host #StillServing Celebration July 20-24


Virginia VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


2020 VFW Scout of the Year Winners Named


VFW Stands for Equality, Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial


VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day


2020 National Publications Contest Winners Named


Ace Hardware, VFW Honor Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs


VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions


VFW Cancels Reno National Convention


VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review


VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


#StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Call Out for Post and Department Stories


VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership


VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans


Scam Reminder


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