VFW Post 6873 Celebrates 114th Birthday

Published 09/29 2013 10:46PM

Updated 09/29 2013 10:54PM

ABILENE, TX-Veterans gathered at VFW Post 6873 for a special Sunday afternoon.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) celebrated its 114th birthday. Veterans who are part of the post came out to celebrate with a cake and a slideshow. Members also put out their scrapbooks for people to look through. Some pictures date back to the 70's.

The ceremony lasted about 30 minutes, but many stuck around to reunite with other members.

According to the veterans, they are proud of how far the post has come and the programs they're able to offer.

It was even more special for veterans such as Doug Bell who celebrated his 83rd birthday. He served 23 years in the military.

VFW Post 6873 has 1,500 members making them the top ten in the state.

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