Tag Archives: VFW

VFW Veteran Recognition Event Well Supported by Community

The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recently hosted a special recognition event to honor local veterans who have celebrated their 85th birthday and beyond. The Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony was held on February 21st at the VFW post in Memphis with more than 150 community members in attendance, […]

VFW Post 4958 to Recognize Area Veterans

Memphis VFW Post 4958 will be honoring 18 veteran members who are 85 – 90 years old. This recognition ceremony will be at the VFW Post on Thursday, February 21st at 6 p.m. Veterans to be recognized are: Charles Adams, Keith Chance, the late James Clair, Dwight De Rosear, Harlo Donelson, James Garnett, James Hall, […]

Acclaimed Blues-Rock Guitarist, Vocalist Mike Zito Continues ‘First Class Life’ Tour With Stop in Memphis

2018 BMA “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” Mike Zito brings the “First Class Life” Tour, in support of his recently-released Ruf Records album of the same name, to Memphis on December 10th with a a performance at the Memphis VFW. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Year-end honors for First Class Life include a […]

VFW Offering Youth Scholarships as Part of National Essay Contests

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.. If a student is a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Voice of Democracy: Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay […]

78th Annual Memorial Day Service Pays Tribute to Heroism

The Memphis community enjoyed a warm, sunny Monday morning for the celebration of the 78th Annual Memorial Day Service on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse. The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958, joined by the Memphis Community Players hosted the event. Spectators gathered on the west side of the city square to pay […]

Larry Gieseke to Address 72nd Annual Memorial Day Services

Larry Gieseke will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 72nd Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse. The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton […]

VFW Presents Young American Awards

VFW PRESENTS YOUNG AMERICAN AWARD TO SCR-I SCHOOL DISTRICT’S KINDERGARTEN AND 1ST GRADE CLASSES – On April 17th, after hearing K – 1st Grade classes recite the Pledge of Allegiance, VFW Post 4958 Commander, Lloyd Erickson, and Quartermaster, Dale Bienusa, presented each student with The Young American Award. The VFW leadership had been at the […]

VFW Honors Top Teacher, Boy Scout at Recognition Ceremony

On March 15th the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held a recognition ceremony to honor a local Boy Scout as well as a top educator in the community. VFW Post 4958 Quartermaster Dale Bienusa, presented Jacob Kapfer a VFW Post Certificate of Recognition for his exceptional commitment and […]

Judge Webber’s Memorial Day Speech Honors, Encourages Commitment to Service

On a beautiful May Monday morning, a large crowd gathered on the west side of the Memphis city square to mark a pair of milestone celebrations. The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted the 70th annual Memorial Day services for the community as the nation marked the 150th […]

Judge Webber to Speak at 70th Annual Memorial Day Services

A familiar face will take the podium on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts its 70th annual Memorial Day Services on the Scotland County Courthouse lawn. Judge E. Richard Webber will be the featured speaker for the event. Webber, the Senior United States District Judge […]