A year into pandemic, veterans halls 'barely hanging' on
Local bars and halls run by VFW and American Legion posts have fallen on hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. In many states, veterans posts were ordered to close like other bars and event halls last spring. In Lakeview, Michigan, VFW Post 3701 made hundreds of masks for workers and operated blood drives with the Red Cross. Closing VFW Post 3260 in the historic fishing port city some 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Boston has been bittersweet for longtime members. “It’s been a second home at times.”AdBut like VFW posts nationwide, the New Bedford hall struggled to draw new members.
San Antonio-area veterans stage protest urging Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen VFW posts
San Antonio veterans are urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to allow VFW posts to once again reopen their doors. Abbotts office told KSAT 12 News last week that the issue would be resolved, but veterans are asking for more. I want the VFW to open so my friends will come back, Bob Austin, a veteran, said during the protest. Read also:These San Antonio bars have reopened as restaurants under new TABC guidelinesAll citations issued in September for violations of San Antonios Public Health Emergency Declaration