PARKER, Colo. -- After years of meeting in a fire station, a local VFW post in Douglas County needs help building a permanent home.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts have been part of the American fabric since 1899.
There are 6,500 VFW posts worldwide. In Colorado, there are 99, including the first VFW Post No. 1 in Denver.
A little south is Post No. 4266 in Parker. It’s been around since 2007 with 68 members from World War II up to enduring freedom.
But of all the things Post 4266 is, the one thing it is not, is permanent.
Post 4266 has never had a permanent home. They have been meeting in a small rented room in Parker.
But in keeping with military tradition, improvise, adapt, overcome, Post 4266 has been meeting at the South Metro Fire Station No. 43.
As of Monday, a GoFundMe page for Post 4266 has raised $520. About $500,000 is needed for a new home.