Denison VFW post in need

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

DENISON, Tex. -- After 75 years in one location, a Denison organization's future is in jeopardy. Stephanie Brletic has more on VFW Post 2773.

Former commander Gary Capshaw says the VFW’s need is dire, but it's not money they need to keep their post going-- it's people.

In the years after World War II, members say the rooms of the VFW were full of life and people. Now the post is manned by a few dedicated souls. There are currently only about 5 or 6 members running the post, and they need 20 to 30 people to keep the facility open.

Capshaw says they donate tens of thousands of dollars to charity each year, but they say with more members they could be even more involved in the community.

"We need enough people to come in here who could be actively involved with the post to bridge that generation gap between the World War II veterans taking this post as far as they can take it and the veterans coming back from this war," Capshaw says.

There will be a post meeting on April 10. If they can get enough people to staff their open positions, the post will stay open. If not, it will most likely close in May.

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