17 years ago on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called
Operation Allied force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then
unfolding in Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of
fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to
resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.
NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it
had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of
NATO casualties were light and the alliance suffered no fatalities as a
VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying ceremony at the
Veteran's Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on
Thursday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m. As always the public is invited to honor
their fellow Americans.