After going to a friend's wedding in Massachusetts, my husband decided he wanted to join the VFW based upon the post where the wedding reception was held. However, after paying the first installment for a lifetime membership, we quickly learned that all VFW posts were not made equal (the Shreveport VFW has no telephone and no one was there at 7pm on a Saturday and the Bossier City VFW was having a "dance" where one woman, no offense, was celebrating her 81st birthday). Therefore, I have gotten the hair-brained idea that I can help him start a VFW post!! I have no idea where the thought came from, but I have been screaming for years that we need a way for these local young veterans to get together. Our last attempt at joining the local American Legion was an experiment in hell--one man, who was not even a veteran, made me cry by basically calling my husband a pu$$%, while my husband was outside fishing.
With that being said, I want a "retreat" of some sorts for these guys to gather...with a bar, pool tables, couches, and even an xbox or two. Shreveport, Louisiana has to be large enough for more than one, right?
So, if you know of any foreign campaign veterans in the local Shreveport or Bossier City area who are ready, willing and able to help get this dream of mine and my husband's off of the ground, please email me. We need 35 veterans total to start a new post, so I only need 34 more vets.