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VFW Post 5443 presents Blue Star Banners

1st Lt. Tyler Daugherty and Seaman 3d Derrick Turner are active members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Continuing a tradition that began in 1917 during WWI, VFW Post 5443 presented Betty Crafton, Daugherty’s grandmother, and Christine Daugherty, his mother, with Blue Star Banners. Seaman Turner’s grandfather, Harry Turner, also received a Blue […] Continue reading →

VFW restores lost collection of medals

Tuesday night, members of VFW Post 5443 in Kennett gathered to enjoy dinner and honor some very special guests. Tina Brown, Janice Roberts and Dave Roberts. Thirteen years ago, Tina Brown brought medals to Kennett Middle School to show her students. They belonged to her brother, Frankie Leon Priest, a Vietnam veteran who died in […] Continue reading →

VFW honors Kennett Police Department

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Kennett Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 5443 honored the Kennett Police Department for their service by treating them to a delicious meal that consisted of deep fried cat fish, french fries, hushpuppies, and slaw, along with cakes and pies for dessert. After the meeting, Post Commander Phillip Greenway […] Continue reading →

Kennett VFW Honors DC Sheriff’s Dept.

With so much negativity still brewing toward law enforcement officers, the Kennett Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5443, honored the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday night at their monthly meeting. Sheriff Bob Holder and a group of his deputies were treated to a great meal that consisted of deep fried cat fish, french […] Continue reading →

Kennett VFW honors Troop E

On Tuesday night, the Kennett Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5443, honored members of Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at its monthly meeting. Before the meeting officially came to order, Post Commander Phillip Greenway said that he wanted to challenge all of the posts throughout Missouri to honor all of their […] Continue reading →