Wednesday, August 26, 2009

VFW opens new post in Tualatin today

This morning, the Veterans of Foreign Wars dedicated a new VFW post in Tualatin. The new facility replaces post 3452, which was recently torn down.

The event was attended by several representatives from city, state, and local government. The Oregon National Guard participated with a color guard from the 82 Brigade.

Gone is the smoky, dingy pre-WWII-era clubhouse that used to occupy the space on Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin. Replacing it is a bright and airy hall, with an interior that rivals many urban coffee shops. The goal, say VFW spokespeople, is to draw in younger military members.

The building is named for Tualatin native, Marine Cpl. Matthew Lembke, who died six weeks ago from wounds he sustained in Afghanistan. To read the story on Lembke, visit the Iraqi War Heroes page, here.

To read more about the new facility, read the Oregonian story here.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

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