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

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.

14 February 2022: Awards Night at the Post
6 pm (18:00)

Please come and celebrate excellence with us as we celebrate Awards Night at the Post.

That evening we will be giving out the awards for this year's teachers of the year as well
as to our student winners in the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay competitions.

A fine meal will be served at 6 pm, followed by our ceremony.

Come and join us as we honor the best in Coffee County.
All are welcome to attend.

VFW Post 10904 Teachers of the Year for 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Teachers of the Year.

Our Awards ceremony will be on 14 February 2021 at the Post building.
All are invited to this special night where we honor our top teachers.

This year's winners are...

Kelli Cunningham; Cowan Elementary School; K-5 grade level.
William Pannell; Westwood Middle School; 6-8th grade level.
Trudy Nash; Temple Baptist School; 9-12th grade level.

These are the top teachers in our area for 2021 with work that is simply
amazing! Congratulations again!

Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Winners

VFW Post 10904 is proud to announce this year's Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy
Post essay winners.

Patriots Pen - First Place: Katherine Clark; Temple Baptist School
Second Place: Carmen Barrett; Westwood Middle School
Third Place: Anza Reynolds; Westwood Middle School
Fourth Place: Sarah Shedd; Westwood Middle School

Voice of Democracy - First Place: Andrew Hetrick; Coffee County Central High School
Second Place: Rylee Bachyrycz; Temple Baptist School
Third Place: Blake Albright

Also of note, Andrew Hetrick won first place at the District level.
His entry now moves up to the State level for judging.

An Awards ceremony will be held at our Post for all Teachers of the Year
as well as the essay winners listed above, on February 14th, 6 pm, at our Post building.
All are welcome to attend.

Welcome Girl Scouts!

We want to warmly welcome Girl Scout Troop 1194 to our Post!
The Scouts have partnered with us for future events. We hope to be an
asset that they will treasure as we know we are blessed to have them.
Welcome Aboard!

Fourth Annual Vietnam-Era Veterans Events

This is our 4th year to honor all Vietnam-Era Veterans with 3 ceremonies.

Please contact Commander Kim King at 251-554-8836 or email:
to register for the dinner.

Congratulations to our Post Officers for 2021/2022

New Members:

Welcome to our newest members:

Denisee Buena
United States Navy; Iraq

Robert Mullins
United States Marine Corps; Lebanon/Grenada

Allen Odell
United States Army; Vietnam

Brian Pike
United States Army

William "Bill" Martin
United States Air Force; Vietnam

Josh Suggs
United States Air Force; Korea

Christianne Montoya
United States Navy

Jayson Austin
United States Army; Gulf Wars

Chance Baker
United States Army; Kuwait

Sean K. Miller
United States Army; Afghanistan; Africa

Access Hope

VFW Post 10904 is pleased to announce a new support meeting for military veterans
and first responders. In partnership with Access Hope 24/7, DD-214 Alumni provides a way
for those with similar calls to serve, and similar issues, to support each other.
We hope you'll join like-minded people the first Thursday of each month
from 6-7:30 pm at 411 South Anderson Street in Tullahoma

Monthly Meetings

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 at 6 pm/18:00.

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 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
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.

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

McArthur Manor Assisted Living
119 Bryan Ave
Manchester, TN

Brookdale Assisted Living
801 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN

Operation Joy is a fun-spirited music/comedy program provided free 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.

Our Post Awards

VFW National All-American Post
3 years consecutive (2018 - 21)

VFW Department of Tennessee All-State Post
4 years consecutive (2017 - 21)

VFW National Award of Merit
2 awards (2018 - 19)

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

VFW National Membership Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW National Smart/Maher Teacher's Award

VFW Department of Tennessee Smart/Maher Teacher's Award
7 awards (2018 - 19 - 20)

VFW Department of Tennessee Commander's Membership Award
4 awards (2018 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW Department of Tennessee Community Service Awards
4 awards (2018 - 19 - 20 - 21)

VFW Department of Tennessee Balsom V. Perry Award

Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration Award

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

Our District Awards include:

Veterans and Military Support Programs Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

Community Service Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

Attendance Award
4 awards (2017 - 19 - 20 - 21)

Citizenship Education Teacher Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

Outstanding Patriot's Pen Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

Outstanding Voice of Democracy Award
2 awards (2017 - 21)

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 2021-2022 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
2020-21 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Brochure

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Grades 9-12
2020-21 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Brochure
Rules and Eligibility for the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

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

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
Facebook Page

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

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

VFW Post 10904 Patriots Pen / Voice of Democracy Essay Competition and
Teachers of the Year Past Award Winners

8 March 2021

A video of the entire ceremony can be seen at this YouTube video link:
VFW Post 10904 Awards Night

Also, enjoy viewing a slide show of all the award winners which you can see in the video link below:
VFW Award Winners Slide Show

Manchester Veterans Day Parade

2nd Annual Manchester Veterans Day Parade

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

Thompson Jewelers

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

Central Funeral Home

Proud sponsor of VFW Post 10904

Clower Automotive

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.

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

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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