News about the military and veterans

Basehor VFW to have benefit spaghetti dinner Friday
August 20, 2013
Basehor VFW Post 11499 will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Basehor VFW, Boy Scouts to host flag retirement
June 12, 2013
The Basehor VFW Post and Boy Scout troop 169 will host a flag retirement ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday at Basehor City Park.
Weekend of events planned to celebrate Memorial Day
May 15, 2013
The Leavenworth Memorial Day Committee has several events planned to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.
Basehor VFW’s future is up in the air
March 28, 2013
Strapped for funding, the Basehor VFW Post is struggling to keep its building open for its own needs and community events.
Basehor VFW hosts fundraiser to save building
March 21, 2013
The Basehor VFW Post invites the public to a fundraiser dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to help raise money for its building fund.
VFW Bingo canceled
February 12, 2013
Bingo at the VFW has been canceled for Saturday.
Spaghetti dinner to help raise funds for taekwondo trip
December 20, 2012
The Basehor VFW post will play host to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for United Taekwondo Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
VFW announces award winners
December 5, 2012
Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 has announced its local winners of several annual contests and awards.
BIS students celebrate local veterans
November 11, 2012
Basehor Intermediate School students honored local veterans Friday at their annual Veterans Day program.
VFW offers free Thanksgiving dinner to seniors
November 9, 2012
The Basehor VFW Post will offer its annual free Thanksgiving meal to Basehor senior citizens from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Post, 2805 N. 155th St.
Military service encompasses diverse duties
November 7, 2012
On Sept. 11, 2001, 21-year-old Joe Pate sat with his mom as they watched the Twin Towers fall.
Veterans Day parade will be Monday, Nov. 12 in Leavenworth
November 5, 2012
The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will start at 10:30 Monday, Nov. 12 in downtown Leavenworth.
Candidates square off at local forum
October 16, 2012
Candidates running for national and state races addressed topics ranging from health care to attracting votes from independent voters at a candidate forum Saturday in Basehor.
VFW announces themes for annual essay contests
September 27, 2012
The Kansas VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen programs have kicked off this fall, offering middle school and high school students the opportunity to win scholarships or money for winning entries.