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 :

Veterans Service Officer
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.

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
Community Service Award
Attendance Award
Citizenship Education Teacher Award
Outstanding Patriot's Pen
and Voice of Democracy Award

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

"Operation Joy" Music Program

Next dates:

22 October 2019:
McArthur Manor, 10 am and Webb House; 3877 Manchester Hwy, McMinnville, at 1:30 pm.

23 October 2019:
Autumn Oaks; 1621 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester at 1:00 p.m followed by
Morning Pointe, 711 Kings Ln, Tullahoma at 3:30 pm

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 flygal46@yahoo.com
or phone 251-554-8836 for additional information.

Highland Rims NRA Event
24 October 2019
5:30 pm
Coffee County Fairgrounds; Manchester, TN
Info: Claude Morse at 931-247-5151

26 October 2019:
VFW Monthly Breakfast

7 to 10 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!

Coffee County Veterans Association Meeting
28 October 2019
6 pm; Veterans building; Manchester

"This Is Our Country"
5 November 2019
1 pm and 6 pm
Students play directed by Emily Ezell (VFW National Teacher of the Year 2018)
Cowan Elementary School; 501 Cumberland Street E; Cowan, TN

Hickerson Elementary School Veterans Day Program
7 November 2019
9 a.m.
5017 Old Manchester Hwy; Tullahoma, TN

Westwood Elementary School Veterans Day Program
7 November 2019
Program starts at 6 pm

East Coffee Elementary School Veterans Day Prgram
8 November 2019
8:15 for Veterans breakfast; Program at 9 am
East Coffee Elementary School; 6464 McMinnville Hwy; Manchester, TN

Swiss Memorial Elementary Veterans Day Program
8 November 2019
1 p.m.
477 55th Ave; Gruetli Laager, TN

Westwood Middle School Veterans Day Program
8 November 2019
2:30 p.m.
505 Taylor Street; Manchester, TN

9 November 2019
Manchester Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

The first known Veterans Day parade will be held on Saturday,
November 9th, starting at 10 a.m.
All are welcome to join the parade. Build a float in honor of a family member.
Say thanks to veterans with a themed trailer.

Immediately following the parade, join us for a Veterans Ceremony, on the Square.
Performances by the Manchester Arts Center, Home School Theater Enrichment Program and
East Coffee Elementary Choir as well as Cyndi Clower and Lloyd Smith.

This year we will feature an animal war veteran. Laura and Dwight Vandergriff will have their horse
Sergeant Reckless in the parade and in the ceremony. Laura will describe what the original SGT Reckless
did during the Korean War with the Marines.

Following the Ceremony, stay and enjoy the day with entertainment by :

The band consists of
Ron Clower, US Air Force and VFW 10904 Auxiliary, on piano.
Travis Clower on guitar.
Gary Clower on Bass.
Gary Kiviniemi, Army National Guard, on drums.
And Cyndi Clower, VFW 10904 Auxiliary, singing.

Bring a chair and enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment!

$$$ - Cash prizes to the top three entries - float, truck or creative entry - $$$

For a form you can edit and sent to us online, please email me at:
I will send you a form you can fill out and email back.

Or print the form below and mail
to us at the address on the form.

Click here for a registration form.
Click here to view the parade route in Manchester.

Please contact our Parade Coordinator, Fred Kasper, at email:
fekasper@gmail.comfekasper6812@gmail.com or cell: 847-687-2747
or Kim King for details at flygal46@yahoo.com or by calling 251-554-8836.

Thanks to all our sponsors:
Thompson Jewelers
Clower Automotive
Central Funeral Home
Coffee County Veterans Association
Thunder Radio
Manchester Times

Winchester Veterans Day Parade
10 November - Downtown Winchester
Parade starts at 2 pm

North Elementary School Veterans Day Program
11 November 2019
8 a.m.
309 Main Street; Altamont, TN

Coffee County Central High School Veterans Day Program
11 November 2019
11 a.m. with lunch served.
505 Red Raider Drive; Manchester, TN

11 November 2019
VFW Post 10904 Monthly Meeting

Dinner served at 6 pm.
Post and Auxiliary meetings start at 7 pm.
All veterans interested in joining are welcome!
Coffee County Veterans Building; 130 Shelton Lane; Manchester

MTSU 38th Annual Salute to Veterans
16 November 2019
3:30 pm - Memorial Service
4:30 pm - Pre-game picnic with no cost to veterans
5:30 pm - Joe Nunley Award
7 pm - Kick off - MTSU vs Rice
MTSU, 1500 Greenland Dr; Murfreesboro, TN

08 January 2020:

30 Year Anniversary
Our Post celebrates our 30th Year.
Events or celebration to be announced at a later date.

26 March 2020:
Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner

Special guest speaker:
Captain William A. Robinson
The Vietnam War's longest held 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 flygal46@yahoo.com

28 March 2020:
Veterans Honors Day and Fair

Special guest speaker:
Captain William A. Robinson
The Vietnam War's longest held POW.
Times and place to be announced.

Veteran Events In Tennessee

Want to attend a Veterans Day or veterans themed event? Or one that is patriotic?

Please CLICK HERE for every known Veterans' Event
in and around the state of Tennessee.
Updated daily.

Missing an event?
Please contact Kimberly King.
Email me at: flygal46@yahoo.com
or phone: 251-554-8836

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
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

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

Website under construction for 2020!

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.

Veterans Killed in Hiroshima

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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