Lamar VFW to Meet with State Officials

Lamar VFW Post

Lamar VFW Post

“We have a meeting set for Thursday, August 20 at the VFW with state officials,” said Interim Commander, Don Peters, for the Lamar VFW Post #3621. Peters said he spoke with officials this past weekend in Alamosa during a training session and the appeals process to allow the Lamar VFW Post to remain open is being considered. The local meeting will be a part of that process.

Peters said, “We set a time and date for the meeting and the State Commander, Peter Buchanan and Senior Vice-Commander, Allan Stone will be coming here for a discussion.” Peters added the meeting, at 6pm on the 20th, will be open to all local VFW members, veterans and concerned parties.

Earlier this summer the state organization literally closed and locked the VFW on South Memorial Drive, taking the keys to the building and issuing a letter that a lack of proper reporting of activity summaries and delinquent taxes promoted the closing at the state level. Local members convened on their own and began the appeals process before the August 1 deadline to revamp their membership and reporting policies for reconsideration on the closing announcement.

Nichols said on Monday, August 10, that the meeting has been set for August 20, and he is hopeful that the full membership of the Lamar VFW Post will turn out, as well as residents interested in seeing the post remain open and active in the local community.

By Russ Baldwin

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