Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Old Stone Fort Post 10904


~ All American Post~
~ All State Post ~

130 Shelton Road
Manchester, TN 37355

8 January 1990

Commander - Kimberly King

Veterans Service Officer - Gene Stillings
Tuesday and Thursdays

The VFW is a non-profit veteran service organization composed of eligible veterans
and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
The VFW and its Auxiliary are dedicated to veterans service,
legislative advocacy and military and community service programs.

The VFW was established to assist veterans. Our mission is to foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans
of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our community. We advocate on behalf of all veterans.

The purposes of the VFW are patriotic, fraternal, historical, charitable and educational.
To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members and to assist worthy comrades.
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans.
To maintain true allegiance to the United States and fidelity to its institutions of freedom
and to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.

Click Here for a complete list of all Programs the VFW offers.

We encourage and welcome all qualifying veterans to join our Post
and support our veterans, our families, and our country.
Post contact information, as well as qualifying information, is listed below.

VFW Post 10904 and/or Veterans Events

29 February 2020:
VFW Monthly Breakfast

7 to 9:30 am at 130 Shelton Lane; Manchester.
All VFW Post members and Auxiliary welcome and encouraged to attend.
Bring a friend. Open to the public.

All proceeds from this breakfast will go to VFW Programs and charities.
Come eat a great breakfast, and support a great cause! All welcome!

"Operation Joy"
Music Program


25 February: Brookdale at 1 pm - Morning Pointe at 3 pm
28 February: TN State Veterans Home at 10 am


6 March: Practice at 1 pm
9 March: McArthur Manor at 10 am - Webb House at 1:30 pm
10 March: Autumn Oaks at 1 pm - Morning Pointe at 3pm
24 March: TN State Veterans Home at 10 am
31 March: Brookdale at 1 pm - Morning Pointe at 3 pm


3 April: Practice at 1 pm
14 April: Autumn Oaks at 1 pm - Morning Pointe at 3 pm
15 April: McArthur Manor at 10 am - Webb House at 1:30 pm
28 April: Brookdale at 1 pm - Morning Pointe at 3 pm

Below are the addresses for the homes we visit each month:

Autumn Oaks Senior Living; 1621 McMinnville Hwy; Manchester
Morning Pointe Assisted Living; 711 Kings Lane; Tullahoma
McArthur Manor Assisted Living; 119 Bryan Ave; Manchester
Webb House Retirement Center; 3877 Manchester Hwy; McMinnville
Brookdale Assisted Living; 801 Wilson Ave; Tullahoma
TN State Veterans Home; 345 Compton Road; Murfreesboro

Fun spirited music program, prayer and fun provided to several assisted living centers.

All are welcome to join us. It's great fun!
Please contact Kimberly King at
or phone 251-554-8836 for additional information.

Coffee County Veterans Association Meeting
24 February 2020
6 pm; Veterans building; Manchester

9 March 2020:
VFW Post 10904 Monthly Meeting

Complimentary dinner served at 6 pm.
Post and Auxiliary meetings start at 7 pm.
Friends and relatives are always welcome.

Special guest speaker: Taylor Nicole Kilgore; History teacher; Whitwell Middle School
Mrs. Kilgore will explain the Paper Clip Project that her school conducted a few years ago
where one paper clip was donated to represent one Jew killed in the Holocaust.
All veterans interested in joining are welcome!
Coffee County Veterans Building; 130 Shelton Lane; Manchester

12 March 2020:
VFW District 5 Meeting
6 pm
Murfreesboro, TN

Veterans Dinner at Jefferson's
Tuesday - 17 March 2020

Please join us at Jefferson's Restaurant from 4 pm till close for a special Veterans evening.
Jefferson's will donate 15% of their proceeds that evening to our Veterans Association.
Please bring a friend and come enjoy a great meal for a super cause.
Be sure to mention to your server that you are there for the veterans.
The restaurant address is:
Jefferson's Restaurant
138 Relco Drive
Manchester, TN

26 March 2020:
Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner

Special guest speaker:
Captain William A. Robinson
The Vietnam War's longest held enlisted prisoner of war (POW).
Dinner at 6 pm. Open to all Vietnam-Era Veterans and their families.
Please register by calling CDR Kimberly King at 251-554-8836
or email

28 March 2020:
Veterans Honors Day and Fair

Special guest speaker:
Captain William A. Robinson
The Vietnam War's longest held enlisted POW.

Master of Ceremonies:
1st LT Howard I. Thompson
Vietnam War Veteran and
Quartermaster/Adjutant - VFW Post 10904

Food, vendors, displays and ceremony all at the
Coffee County Fairgrounds
99 Lakeview Drive
Manchester, TN

Veterans Memorial Walk

Participate in a Veterans Memorial Walk from 8 am to 10:30 am.

Special walking sticks available to the first 100 registered walkers with a small entry fee.
Educational stations along the route.
Visit each station along the route and receive a special sticker for your walking stick.
Complete all stations and receive a special dedication Vietnam War sticker.

Educational, walk for good health and honor the veteran of your choosing.
Perfect for Scouts, groups, kids, families, veterans and organizations.

Also performing -

A very special thank you to all our
generous and wonderful sponsors:

~ Thompson Jewelers ~
~ Central Funeral Home ~
~ Humana
~ Jefferson's Restaurant
~ Black Rifle Coffee
~ Woodmen Life ~
~ Ace Hardware ~
~ Clower Automotive ~
~ Manchester Times ~
~ Thunder Radio ~
~ The Duck, 93.9 Radio ~
~ Tennessee Magazine ~

Click Here for more information.

16 May 2020:
Fort Campbell Military Retiree Day

9 am to 2 pm
Door prizes, retiree info, immunizations and more.

Manchester Veterans Day Parade

Click on the title above to see a beautiful slide show of photos from
our first Veterans Day Parade held in Manchester.
Or click here to see a slideshow courtesy of Manchester Times.
Additional photos can be found on our Facebook Page

The event was very well attended with over 50 registered parade participants.

2020 Patriot's Pen, Voice of Democracy and Teacher of the Year Awards

Please Click Here to see this year's
essay competition and teachers of the year, from our Post, District and our State winner!

Meetings and Monthly Breakfast

Our monthly meetings are held at the Coffee County Veterans Association building located at
130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN.
Our Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

A complimentary supper is served at 6 pm, followed by meetings for both the Post and Auxiliary at 7 p.m.

We also host a monthly breakfast. All proceeds go towards charitable causes.
The breakfast is held on the last Saturday of each month.
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

All civilians, veterans, and families, are welcome and encouraged to come out and attend.

Patriotic Days We Acknowledge and Cherish

VFW Post 10904 celebrates and honors all patriotic days and events including the following:

Four Chaplains Day - 3 Feb
National Vietnam War Veterans Day - 29 March
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day- 9 April
Loyalty Day - 1 May
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day - 11 May
Armed Forces Day - 20 May
Memorial Day - 28 May
Flag Day - 14 June
Independence Day - 4 July
American POW's in Hiroshima Killed on the day of the Bombing - 6 August
National Purple Heart Day - 7 August
Patriot Day - 11 Sept
POW/MIA Day - 21 Sept
Gold Star Mother's Day - 30 September 2018
Veterans Day - 11 Nov
VFW Day - 29 Sept
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - 7 Dec

Our Pledge of Allegiance

Our VFW National and State awards include:
VFW National All-American Post - (2018-2019)
Department of Tennessee All-State Post - (2017 - 2018 - 2019)
VFW National Award of Merit - (2018 - 2019)
VFW National Post Special Project Award - (2018)
VFW National Membership Award (2017 - 2019)
VFW National Smart/Maher Teacher's Award - (2018)
VFW Tennessee State Smart/Maher Teacher's Award - 3 awards (2018 - 2019)
State Commander's Membership Award (2018 - 2019)
Community Service Book Honorable Mention (2018 - 2019)
Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration award - (2018)

Our District awards include:
Veterans and Military Support Programs Award - (2017 - 2019)
Community Service Award - (2017 - 2019)
Attendance Award - (2017 - 2019)
Citizenship Education Teacher Award - (2017 - 2019)
Outstanding Patriot's Pen - (2017 - 2019)
Voice of Democracy Award - (2017 - 2019)

VFW Post 10904 Photos

Please click Here to view a few photos
of some of our events, projects, members and award winners.

VFW Post 10904 Membership

Please click HERE to view information
on becoming a member of our post.

Community Service Programs

Click on the title to access information on the following awards and programs:

These awards include Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement and Firefighter.

Click here for more info:
Public Safety Award Information

Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement or Firefighter Award Submission Form

Scout of the Year Award

Teacher of the Year Contest

Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award Page 1
Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award Page 2

Young American Patriotic Art Contest
Open to students in grades 9-12

Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Grades 6-8

Rules and Eligibility for the Patriots Pen Essay Contest

2019 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Brochure

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Grades 9-12

2019 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Brochure

Rules and Eligibility for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

For a complete list of Community Service programs, please Click Here

Toy Soldier Project

(Click on the photo for a larger view of the display)

The dedication ceremony for the Toy Soldier Project was held on 28 March 2019
in conjunction with our Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner.

This project began in May of 2018 by the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10904 in Manchester.
The goal was to collect one toy soldier for every American veteran killed in the Vietnam war.
To achieve this, schools, churches, children, veterans, organizations and the general public, all contributed to the project.

The collection of toy soldiers was competed in November 2018.

The first miracle of this project was in its construction. All American Enterprises, in Altamont TN,
built the display case. The wood to build it was not specific, but when the wood arrived, Micah Roberts,
the owner, discovered that every piece of wood
was stamped "Made in Vietnam."

The second miracle was that every single toy soldier collected for this project was used.
The most amazing fact of this project was that we did not have a single toy soldier extra or short.
Every single toy soldier collected was used totaling 58,479.

The dark gray laminate covering the wood is reflective of the granite used in the Vietnam Veterans Wall in Washington DC.

The 8 pink toy soldiers represent the 8 women veterans killed in the Vietnam War.

We did not specify the size of the soldiers. Some are as small as a half inch while others are as large as 4 inches.

Several of the toy soldiers have names written on the base. Anyone who contributed to the project was told they
could write the name of a loved one on the base. These are now a permanent part of the display.

The display was built on casters so it may be brought to veterans events around the state if needed.

The display will be permanently housed at the Coffee County Veterans Building at 130 Shelton Road.

VFW Action Corps Weekly

What is National VFW working on this week?
Check out the latest news and information at
VFW Action Corps Weekly

Proud member of the
Department of Defense Vietnam Commemoration

Please contact us if you know anyone in the following categories from the Vietnam War:

1. Former, living American military Vietnam prisoners of war (POWs) as listed by the Department of Defense.
2. Immediate family members such as parents, children, siblings, or the spouse of American military personnel
who are listed as missing or unaccounted for by the Department of Defense.
3. Immediate family members such as parents, children, siblings or the spouse of a veteran who is
listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
4. The surviving spouse, (at the time of death) of a veteran who served on active duty
in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time period between 1 November 1955 to 15 May 1975, regardless of location of service.

We will honor and recognize those family and/or service members at an appropriate time.

Thank you for considering a donation!

Donations made to our Post go strictly to veterans needs, programs or community
charitable organizations we support.

VFW Post and General Links:

VFW Post 10904
Chain of Command and Officers

VFW Post 10904

VFW Post 10904
Membership Information

VFW Post 10904

VFW National Website

Department of Tennessee VFW

Facts about the Vietnam War - Compiled by VFW Post 10904

American Veteran POW's Killed in Hiroshima; Compiled by VFW Post 10904

Pearl Harbor Day

VFW Post 10904
2020 Veterans Honors Day and Fair
28 March 2020

Veterans Killed in Vietnam From Coffee County, Tennessee

Thompson Jewelers

Veteran owned and operated.
Has our highest recommendation.
Best jeweler in Tennessee

Central Funeral Home

Proud sponsor of VFW Post 10904

Please support Ron and Cyndi Clower and their Auto Repair Shop.
They are members of our VFW Post.
Proud sponsor of all veterans in Coffee and surrounding counties.

Mission BBQ

Veterans owned, operated and recommended restaurant.

Veteran Legal and Social Service Resources in Tennessee
Lawyers for Warriors
Legal aid, advice and lawyers in Tennessee for Veterans.

Black Rifle Coffee

Veterans owned, operated and recommended coffee.

VFW Post 10904
Facebook Page

Vietnam-Era Honors Dinner Video; 28 March 2019

Department of Defense
Vietnam War Commemoration

Vietnam-Era Honors Day at Manchester Square - March 2018

Filmed by Lamar Wilkie, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy - Retired

Nashville Sea Cadets

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Safety Class

Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee

Coffee County Wreaths Across America Facebook Page

New Veterans ID Card

Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services or Online

Great source of information on discounts for military and their families.

ASVAB Test; Practice Test and Study Guide

Operation Gratitude

Care packages sent to military and how to contribute or join.

Manchester Recreation Center

Thunder Radio

Support those who support us. Thunder Radio is our partner in all events helping or
related to veterans. Join them at radio FM station 106.7 or 107.9.
Also available at AM station 1320

A Winning Attitude is is where we purchase our event t-shirts, post polo shirts and plaques.
Highly recommended for anyone having an event, cause or need.
Located in Manchester near the square.

Tennessee Veterans Events
Every veterans event known in Tennessee and surrounding states.
VFW Post events listed here as well.

Website and Contact Information:

For information on the VFW Post 10904
please contact:

Kimberly King
Commander, VFW Post 10904
2658 Gap Road; Altamont, TN 37301
Phone: 251-554-8836

Please email me your questions, comments
or information pertaining to our Post.
Happy to serve!

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