October 22, 2020

Idaho VFW Commander Melanie A. Foster (Photo Credit:  Melanie A. Foster Facebook Page)

Pocatello’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #735 heard from a special guest last night at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  Idaho VFW Commander Melanie Foster of Buhl, the first female state commander for the VFW in Idaho history, attended their regularly scheduled meeting and spoke to those assembled.  Buhl served three years in the Army and was deployed to Iraq, serving as a combat engineer during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  She is also a cancer survivor.

Buhl, after being introduced by Post Commander Richard M. Hollingsworth, updated the group on meeting changes that have been implemented because of the coronavirus, and encouraged members to reach out to younger veterans, such as herself (Buhl is in her 30’s) and encourage them to join the VFW.

As stated on the VFW website, “The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.”

Today, the VFW offers many programs and services benefitting “veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide.”

To learn more about the VFW, visit:  https://www.vfw.org/about-us

To learn more about Pocatello’s VFW Post 735, visit:

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