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

WWW.VFWPOST10904.COM

~ All American Post~
~ All State Post ~

130 Shelton Road
Manchester, TN 37355

Established:
8 January 1990

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Monthly Meetings:
6 pm / 18:00
Second Monday of each month
Coffee County Veterans Building
130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN
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Kimberly King
Commander
(251)-554-8836
Email: flygal46@yahoo.com

Donald Purinton
Senior Vice Commander
County Veterans Service Officer
(931)-581-5422
Email: ccvso1@coffeecountytn.org




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.


Congratulations Post!!

Congratulations to all Post and Auxiliary members for earning the
All-American VFW National Award 5x in a row,
the All-State VFW Department of TN Award 6 x in a row
and the State of TN Community Service Award, 2x in a row!

A noted historical achievement for any VFW Post.


VFW Post Monthly Meeting
11 March 2024

Join us for our Post monthly meeting on Monday, March 11th.

Dinner will be served at 6 pm followed by our meetings around 6:45 pm.
All veterans and their families, are welcome to attend.


Seventh Annual Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner
28 March 2024

Click on the photo above to go to the website for this upcoming event. All are invited to attend.


VFW Monthly Fundraiser Breakfast
30 March 2024

Please join us Saturday, 30 March 2024, for our monthly fundraiser breakfast.

This is the primary way that we raise funds for our many events, projects,
programs and help we provide to our veterans and their families.

So, please come and join us for breakfast served with smiles and for a great cause.

Take out is available!
Open to the public!


Veterans Photo Project


Submit your veteran photo to CDR King for inclusion in a Veterans Photo Project.

Photos can be sent in any form via email to flygal46@yahoo.com or text 251-554-8836
or use the QR code above.

All are highly encouraged to participate.
All are welcome!



Dates and Masters of Ceremonies for Major Events 2024

16 March:
Am. Legion Chili Cook Off
5 pm at the Post

28 March:
Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner
Howard Thompson

30 March:
Easter Egg Hunt
Steve Sember; Noon at the Post

8 April:
VFW Auxiliary Appreciation Night

1 May:
Loyalty Day
Hans Hooker

27 May:
Memorial Day Ceremony
Lamar Wilkie

22 June:
Flag Day / Flag Retirement Ceremony
Steve Sember and Bob Mullins; 2 pm Post

27 July - 1 August:
VFW National Convention
Lewisville, KY

7 September:
All American Celebration
Christie Conlee

14 Sept:
Patriot Day Ceremony
George Chambers

9 November:
Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony
Jim Dobson

14 December:
Wreaths Across America
Cyndi Clower


Post Officers for 2023 / 2024




Welcome to our Newest Members:

Edgar L. Johnson
Navy; Vietnam

Conrad Watson
Army; Gulf Wars

Danny Allen
Marine Corps

Daniel McInturff
Navy; Gulf Wars

Ronnie Allison
Army; Vietnam

Edgar Johnson
Navy; Vietnam

Seann Lewis
Navy; Gulf Wars

James Mauch
Marine Corps; Vietnam

James Rollins, Jr.
Marine Corps; Vietnam



Patriotic Days We Acknowledge and Cherish

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 18 Jan
Four Chaplains Day - 3 Feb
National Rosie the Riveter Day - 21 March
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 - 18 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
National VFW Day - 29 Sept
Gold Star Mother's Day - 30 September
Veterans Day - 11 Nov
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - 7 Dec

Our Pledge of Allegiance


Operation Joy Music/Comedy Program

Note:
Please contact CDR King for a schedule of Operation Joy events.
Operation Joy is a Bob Hope style music and comedy program we provide
for free to several assisted living centers.
Below are the addresses for the homes we visit each month:

Autumn Oaks Senior Living
1621 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN

Morning Pointe Assisted Living
711 Kings Lane
Tullahoma, TN

Brookdale Assisted Living
801 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN

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.


Our Post Awards

VFW National All-American Post
5 years consecutive (2018 - 23)

VFW Department of Tennessee All-State Post
6 years consecutive (2017 - 23)

VFW National Award of Merit
4 awards (2018 - 19 - 22 - 23)

VFW National Post Special Project Award
3 awards (2018 - 21 - 23)

VFW National Membership Award
4 awards (2017 - 22)

VFW National Smart/Maher Teacher's Award
(2018)

VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Award
2 Awards (2022 - 23)

VFW Department of Tennessee Smart/Maher Teacher's Awards
9 awards (2018 - 2022)

VFW Department of Tennessee Commander's Membership Award
6 awards (2018 - 23)

VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Awards
6 awards (2018 - 23)

VFW Department of Tennessee Balsom V. Perry Award
2 awards (2021 - 23)

VFW Department of Tennessee Cooper T. Holt Award
Howard Thompson winner

Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration Award
(2018)

Governor's Volunteer Star Award
4 winners:
Howard Thompson, Claude Morse, Ed Reader, Sr and Andrew Hetrick (Eagle Scout)

Our District Awards include:

Veterans and Military Support Programs Award
6 awards (2017 - 23)

Community Service Award
6 awards (2017 - 23)

Attendance Award
6 awards (2017 - 23)

Citizenship Education Teacher Award
3 awards (2017 - 22)

Outstanding Patriot's Pen Award
3 awards (2017 - 22)

Outstanding Voice of Democracy Award
3 awards (2017 - 22)


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.

Entry form for 2022-2023 VFW Teacher of the Year Award
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 and Voice of Democracy Essay Competitions:

Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Grades 6-8
Rules and Eligibility for the Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Grades 9-12

Rules and Eligibility for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

For a complete list of VFW Community Service Programs
please Click Here


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
Facebook Page



VFW Post 10904
Photos



VFW Post 10904
Auxiliary



VFW National Website



Department of Tennessee VFW



Remember our Fallen Heros in Afghanistan

Photo of our 13 fallen hero's in the recent withdrawl from Afghanistan



Toy Soldier Project
(Click on the photo for a larger view of the display)
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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.



Facts about the Vietnam War



Coffee County Veterans Association



Coffee County TN Service Officer
Donald Purinton




American Veteran POW's Killed in Hiroshima



Pearl Harbor Day



King's Nuclear Weapons Fascinating Facts



VFW Post 10904
2021 Veterans Honors Day and Fair
13 and 15 May 2021



Veterans Killed in Vietnam From Coffee County - Tennessee



Vietnam-Era Honors Dinner Video; 28 March 2019



Vietnam-Era Honors Day at Manchester Square - March 2018

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



Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee



Coffee County Wreaths Across America Facebook Page



New Veterans ID Card



Thank You to our Super Sponsors!





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
flygal46@yahoo.com
Phone: 251-554-8836

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


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