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

Kimberly King

Don Purinton
County Veterans Service Officer

Monthly Meeting
10 August 2020 starting at 6 pm

Our monthly meeting will be held on Monday, 10 August 2020.
Special guest: Mike Rhew, past Department of TN State Commander.

Please wear a mask if you have one. Social distancing will be observed.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions and/or comments or concerns.
Kimberly King, Commander

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.

Note from Commander Kimberly King
Dated: 2 July 2020

I am delighted to write and tell you that I received word today from our VFW National Office that we will be awarded
the coveted All American Post Award for 2019-2020! All Post members are to be congratulated on this unique honor.

An All American Post is performing at the highest levels. We were up against 646 other Posts in our Division.
Thank you all for making this possible.

To receive this award, we had to be very active in the community. In fact almost all of the criteria for earning the award
involve community involvement in our schools, teachers, students, fundraising and community events.
So my congratulations to you all for being the "best of the best".

I am also delighted to report that we won the
VFW National Burger King Unmet Needs Contest again this year!
This is the second year in a row we have won the contest.

We received $1,000 from Burger King and this means, to date, we have received $3,500
thanks to the efforts of our Post members and friends.
To win, all we had to do was to send in receipts from Burger King
for the week prior to Armed Forces Day.
It paid off again and I cannot thank you all enough.

And congratulations to our Post receiving the following
Department of Tennessee State awards:

All State Post (3 years in a row)
Community Service, 3rd place in state (3rd award)
Membership award (3rd in a row)
VFW National Teacher Award winner Jim Dobson, Westwood Middle School
VFW Department of TN, All State Post Quartermaster award
Howard Thompson (Second award)

Congratulations to all who made this possible.

For now, our next breakfast is set for July 25th from 7 am to 9:30 am.
Please know this is tentative as we are watching the guidelines concerning the pandemic.

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday,
July 13th at the Post building starting at 6 pm.

I would like to welcome our new members: Howard Reed, Kenneth Daniel,
William Mize, Richard Martin, Robert Carr, Jonathan Fearing, Billy Williams, Jr,
C.M. Halcomb and Paul Yeager!
"Welcome aboard" and we hope to see you, if possible, at our next meeting!

Thank you all for your outstanding efforts both in our programs, projects,
volunteer work, events and for being great friends.
I am so very proud and honored to represent you as your Commander.

Very Respectfully,
Kimberly A. King
Commander, VFW Post 10904

VFW Monthly Breakfast - July - Cancelled

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will NOT be having our monthly breakfast in July.

8 October 2020 at 6 pm:

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

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

Walk and Learn

Participate in a walk we titled "Walk and Learn" from 8 am to 10:30 am.

Here is how it works:
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:

~ Humana
~ Thompson Jewelers ~
~ Central Funeral Home ~
~ 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.

"Operation Joy"
Music Program


All scheduled performances have been cancelled due to the Corona virus epidemic.

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
Glenn Oaks Health Center; 1101 Glenn Oaks Road; Shelbyville
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.

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 - 2019/2020)
VFW Department of Tennessee All-State Post - (2017/2018 - 2018/2019 - 2019/2020)
VFW National Award of Merit - (2018 - 2019)
VFW National Post Special Project Award - (2018)
VFW National Membership Award (2017 - 2019 - 2020)
VFW National Smart/Maher Teacher's Award - (2018)
VFW Department of Tennessee Smart/Maher Teacher's Award - 4 awards (2018 - 2019 - 2020)
VFW Department of Tennessee Commander's Membership Award (2018 - 2019 - 2020)
VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Awards (2018 - 2019 - 2020)
Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration award - (2018)

Our District awards include:
Veterans and Military Support Programs Award - (2017 - 2019 - 2020)
Community Service Award - (2017 - 2019)
Attendance Award - (2017 - 2019)
Citizenship Education Teacher Award - (2017 - 2018 - 2019)
Outstanding Patriot's Pen - (2017 - 2018 - 2019)
Voice of Democracy Award - (2017 - 2018 - 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

Click Here
to listen to Emily Ezell, elementary school teacher from Cowan Elementary
describe how winning the National VFW Citizenship Education Teacher award changed her life.

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)

Please Click Here to explain our Toy Soldier Project.
Information on the project can be found at the bottom of the Vietnam War Facts website.

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

Manchester Veterans Day Parade

American Veteran POW's Killed in Hiroshima

Pearl Harbor Day

King's Nuclear Weapons Fascinating Facts

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.

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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