Birdsboro Post 411 - Birdsboro, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Janila
N 40° 16.008 W 075° 48.336
18T E 431501 N 4457681
Quick Description: Birdsboro VFW Post 411 sits at 321 E. Main St. in Birdsboro, PA.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2018 1:54:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMZFHC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
VFW Post 411 was established in 1993 and currently employs 3 people in the little town of Birdsboro.

From an article in the Reading Eagle (visit link) :
"Larry Bentz calls them the silent warriors.

They're the men and women who crouched in foxholes, manned a fence line or changed bandages and held the hands of wounded soldiers in makeshift field hospitals.

They don't carry guns anymore, but they never stopped fighting.

Only this time, as their organization marks its 100th anniversary, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are fighting for their very existence.

"They're fighting every day for the organization and for aging veterans and for the younger veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan," said Bentz, who is adjutant of the Birdsboro Memorial VFW Post 411.

David L. Seidel, commander of the Birdsboro VFW, said they're also fighting the notion that VFWs are places where old soldiers drink beer and play punchboards all day. At least at the Birdsboro VFW, 321 E. Main St., nothing could be further from the truth.

"We've got big-screen TVs for the sports bar crowd, we've even got Wi-Fi," Seidel said. "We have many families that come here because it (the post) is a very family-friendly place.

If the post hall, the bar and the kitchen are in any way the center of the VFW universe, it's only because that is where members do most of the planning for the fundraisers they conduct. It's where they prepare meals for the 40 homeless men they feed every week. It's where they plan activities for the aging soldiers at the veterans home in Spring City, Chester County, which the Birdsboro Post has "adopted."
VFW Post Number: Post 411

VFW Post Name: Post 411 Birdsboro Memorial Post

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