Funeral detail with the Boone Veteran's Council.
Flag presentation and the playing of "Taps."
Members of Post 817 recently
delivered donations to the Iowa
Veteran's Home in Marshalltown.
Fr (L-R) Dar Schuett, Dave
Christensen, and Ron Holte. Br
(L-R) Tom Pietz and Pete Jones.
Pete Jones along with Brent
Shaw pose in front of the newly
purchased tombstone of Francis
Steele, our Post's namesake.
The Boone HY-Vee teamed with the VFW, American Legion and Auxiliary, and the Marine
corps League to donate and place statues at the Veteran's Memorial on Story Street.
Francis Steele VFW Post 817, Arthur Lantz American Legion Post 56, and the Fred K. Deaver Marine Corps League all of Boone grilled hot
dogs at the Boone Fareway Store to raise money for the "Coming Home Fund."  A special thanks to Culligan, Frito Lay, Sara Lee, and
Fareway for donating the hot dogs, buns, water, chips, and condiments for this project.  Over $1650 was raised form this event!
Members of  VFW Post 817, American Legion Post 56, and the Fred K. Deaver Marine Corps League recently donated $5675.58 to the
"Coming Home Fund."  A total of $7800.00 was needed.  The balance was paid by the National VFW through their Military Assistance
Program or MAP.  Shown above from L-R are Pam Jones, Post 817 Ladies Auxiliary President, Lorraine McVicker,  American Legion Post
56 Auxiliary President, Pete Jones VFW Post 817 Commander, and Dick Thul, American Legion Post 56 Commander.  See additional
photos on "Community Activities" on Photo page.
The Boone Veterans Council is helping deliver Christmas trees to US military troops overseas. The Enchanted Valley
Tree Farm owned by Joe and Janice Ruetter donated five real Christmas trees as part of the nationwide "Trees for
Troops" program. This holiday season, "Trees for Troops" hopes to collect more than 11,000 real trees from 27 states.
The Boone Veterans Council cut, packaged, and will deliver the trees to a pickup point in Des Moines.
POW/MIA Day was observed recently at Post 817.
Boone Veteran's Council recognized for efforts in returning
local Guardsmen home from Texas prior to deployment
Commander Chidester and Pete
Jones present check to Jerrie Pegg
to be sure Baker Co. 2nd. Marine
Platoon have a Merry Christmas
Supporting Our Veterans
Post 817
Scenes from the 2008 Boone County Veteran's Fair held at the Boone County Community Building
Welcome Home 2nd., BCT,34th.,ID
Post 817 Quartermaster Dave Osborn shown with
"Cottie" member Jerry Fredrickson  with Fareway stores
donation of fruit to be delivered to the VA hospital.