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

Monthly Meetings:
6 pm / 18:00
Second Monday of each month
Coffee County Veterans Building
130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN

Our Motto:
"We are NOT your average VFW Post!"

Kimberly King

Donald Purinton
Senior Vice Commander
County Veterans Service Officer

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.

Veterans Fundraiser; 4th Annual Hometown Talent Show
25 June 2024

Join us for a fun-filled evening of local entertainment to benefit the
Coffee County Veterans Association.

Performers include:
Macy Tabor
By Faith
By Grace
Lloyd Smith and Melody Ralston
AnTwan & Company
Veterans Music Warriors Band

Open to the public. All are welcome and invited to attend.

VFW Monthly Fundraiser Breakfast
29 June 2024

Please join us Saturday, 29 June 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!

Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony
29 June 2024

Please join us on Saturday, June 29th at 2 pm / 14:00
for a Flag Retirement Ceremony behind our Post building.

Bring your old, tattered flags for a formal retirement with friends.
This is where we honorably retire
all of the tattered and worn flags we have collected all year long from the public.

Coffee County Veterans Building; 130 Shelton Road; Manchester

VFW Post Monthly Meeting
8 July 2024

Note: Meeting Location Change

Join us for our Post monthly meeting at the Sam Werner Military Museum.

The museum will be open for our Post members for tours at 3:30 pm.
All veterans and their families, are welcome to attend. Our joint meeting will begin
at about 5 pm with dinner served shortly after.

The address is:
Sam Werner Military Museum
1148 West Main Street
Monteagle, TN

Veterans Photo Project

{Click on the photo above to take you to the website for this project.}

Any veteran who has any tie to Coffee County, can be included in the project.
Simply submit your veteran photo to CDR King for inclusion.

Photos can be sent in any form via email to 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

23 June:
Blues Brews and BBQ; Fundraiser for our Post; Common John

25 June:
Hometown Talent for Hometown Heroes
Charity Swack; 6-10 pm

29 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

12 October:
Halloween at the Post
Fred and Gina Kasper

8 November:
Grundy County Veterans Luncheon
Kim and David King

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:

Bill Prince
U.S. Air Force

William L. Greene, II
U.S. Air Force

Debra Owens
U.S. Air Force

Gene Clark
U.S. Marines

Dan D. Peterson
U.S. Navy

James F. Holder
U.S. Navy

Richard Anderson
U.S. Air Force

Glen Aussiker
U.S. Coast Guard

Edgar L. Johnson
U.S. Navy

Roy Slaughter
U.S. Army

Conrad Watson
U.S. Army

Danny Allen
U.S. Marine Corps

Daniel McInturff
U.S. Navy

Ronnie Allison
U.S. Army

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

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
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

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

VFW Department of Tennessee Smart/Maher Teacher's Awards
10 awards (2018 - 2023)

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

Governor's Volunteer Star Award
- Four 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
4 awards (2017 - 23)

Outstanding Patriot's Pen Award
4 awards (2017 - 23)

Outstanding Voice of Democracy Award
4 awards (2017 - 23)

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

VFW Post 10904

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)
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
Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Dinner

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
Phone: 251-554-8836

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

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